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BLUE CREEK (Wharton County). Blue Creek rises one mile north of El Campo and twelve miles west of Wharton in west central Wharton County (at 29°14' N, 96°17' W) and runs southeast for twenty-four miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, a mile south of the county line in northern Matagorda County (at 29°04' N, 96°01' W). It crosses flat to rolling prairie with some shallow depressions, surfaced by calcareous clays and sandy and clay loams that support mesquite, cacti, grasses, water-tolerant hardwoods, and conifers.

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