COTTONWOOD CREEK (MATAGORDA COUNTY)
COTTONWOOD CREEK (Matagorda County). Cottonwood Creek rises five miles north of Bay City in northeastern Matagorda County (at 29°04' N, 95°58' W) and runs southeast for seventeen miles, passing through downtown Bay City, to its mouth on Peyton Creek, five miles northeast of Wadsworth (at 28°54' N, 95°54' W). The creek is banked by levees in its upper reaches. It traverses low-rolling to flat terrain with some local dissection, surfaced by deep to shallow sandy and clay loams with some dark, commonly calcareous clays that support grasses and hardwoods.
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