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Dry Creek (Fort Bend County)

General Entry

Dry Creek, intermittent in its upper reaches, rises on the Brazos River just northeast of Rosenberg in central Fort Bend County (at 29°32' N, 95°47' W) and runs southeast for eleven miles to its mouth on Smithers Lake (at 29°30' N, 95°40' W). The vegetation along its banks consists mainly of mixed hardwoods interspersed with various prairie grasses. The variable terrain is surfaced by highly impermeable soil and calcareous clay.

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

Anonymous, “Dry Creek (Fort Bend County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed November 26, 2020,

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