Arroyo Salado

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Arroyo Salado, also known as Salado Creek, rises eight miles southeast of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores Hacienda in northwest Zapata County (at 27°11' N, 99°18' W) and runs southwest for ten miles to its mouth on the Rio Grande, six miles north of San Ygnacio (at 27°08' N, 99°26' W). The stream is dammed at two points near its origin. It traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions and prairies, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, mesquite, grasses, and chaparral.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Arroyo Salado,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994