Fresno Creek, a major intermittent stream, rises on the west flank of the Solitario dome near Post Mountain in southeastern Presidio County (at 29°30' N, 103°49' W) and runs south for sixteen miles to its mouth on the Rio Grande, six miles west of Lajitas (at 29°17' N, 103°51' W). It rises in an area of Cretaceous limestones, crosses Tertiary deposits of sandstone, tuff, and igneous rocks, and ends in a Quaternary alluvium on the Rio Grande. The local terrain is surfaced by generally light reddish-brown to brown sands, clay loams, and rough stony areas. Sparse desert shrubs are the main vegetation in the vicinity.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Fresno Creek (Presidio County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed August 14, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
January 1, 1995