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Wood Slough


Wood Slough rises just north of U.S. Highway 90 at the southeast foot of Obi Hill, four miles northeast of Blewett in southwest Uvalde County (at 29°13' N, 99°59' W) and flows south for ten miles before emptying into Turkey Creek at the foot of Wagon Top Hill, two miles north of the Uvalde-Zavala county line (at 29°07' N, 100°00' W). In 1988 a large holding tank known as Big Tank was located on Wood Slough just north of the Missouri Pacific Railroad line, near the Uvalde-Zavala county line. The terrain throughout the course of the slough is flat to gently sloping with local hummocks, and the vegetation consists of scrub brush and various grasses. Surface soils are shallow, stony, gravelly, and loamy in the upper reaches of the slough and deep, loamy, or clayey in its lower section.

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

Anonymous, “Wood Slough,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 28, 2020,

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