ALAMITO CREEK (PRESIDIO COUNTY)
ALAMITO CREEK (Presidio County). Alamito Creek, an intermittent stream, rises at the confluence of two forks three miles north of Marfa in northern Presidio County (at 30°22' N, 104°02' W) and runs southwest for eighty-two miles to its mouth on the Rio Grande, five miles southeast of Presidio (at 29°31' N, 104°17' W). The North Fork of Alamito Creek rises on the southeastern flank of Paradise Mountain three miles north of Bloys Camp Meeting in southern Jeff Davis County (at 30°36' N, 104°08' W) and runs southeast for nineteen miles. The South Fork rises a mile southeast of Bloys Camp Meeting in southern Jeff Davis County (at 30°32' N, 104°08' W) and runs southeast for fifteen miles. The surrounding flat terrain with local shallow depressions is surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, scrub brush, and grasses. The expedition of Antonio de Espejo is thought to have camped beside the stream in 1583.
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