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CAIMAN CREEK. Caiman Creek rises nine miles southwest of Artesia Wells in southwestern La Salle County (at 28°09' N, 99°21' W) and runs east for ten miles to its mouth on the Nueces River, eighteen miles southeast of Artesia Wells (at 28°09' N, 99°02' W). It crosses low-rolling to flat terrain with locally shallow depressions and a surface of clay and sandy loams that support grasses, mesquite, and chaparral upstream and water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses downstream.


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"CAIMAN CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.