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Chupaderas Creek

General Entry

Chupaderas Creek rises just east of Martinez in eastern Bexar County (at 29°25' N, 98°20' W). It formerly ran southeast for ten miles to its mouth on Calaveras Creek, three miles northeast of Elmendorf. After Calaveras Lake Dam was completed in 1969, the creek was inundated in its lower reaches, and it now enters the lake one mile west of Parita (at 29°20' N, 98°17' W). It traverses rolling terrain surfaced by clay loam that supports mesquite and grasses.

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

Anonymous, “Chupaderas Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 14, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994