BIG CREEK (DELTA COUNTY)
BIG CREEK (Delta County). Big Creek, also known as Richland Creek, rises in a pool a mile southeast of Ben Franklin in northwest Delta County (33°28' N, 95°46' W) and runs southeast for 14½ miles to its mouth on the South Sulphur River, six miles southeast of Cooper (at 33°21' N, 95°36' W). East Fork and Cedar creeks are tributaries. Upstream, Big Creek traverses rolling prairies with high slopes and a surface of dark gray clay that supports oak, juniper, mesquite, and grasses; the low-lying floodplains at the mouth are surfaced by sand, gravel, and mud that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
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