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CERRITO CREEK. Cerrito Creek rises 5½ miles southwest of Mirando City in southern Webb County (at 27°23' N, 99°03' W) and runs southwest for sixteen miles to its mouth on San Juanita Creek, fifteen miles southeast of Laredo (at 27°20' N, 99°15' W). The creek rises in low-rolling terrain and descends to flat terrain with locally shallow depressions. Its soil bed is surfaced by clay and sandy loams. Grasses, mesquite, and chaparral grow along Cerrito Creek's upper reaches, and water-tolerant hardwoods and various grasses grow near its mouth.


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"CERRITO CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.