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CHARGOS CREEK. Chargos Creek, also known as Los Charco Creek, rises on the Webb county line just east of the El Ranchito oilfield in northern Zapata County (at 27°16' N, 99°02' W) and runs southwest for eleven miles to its mouth on Salomoneño Creek, four miles east of Farm Road 3169 (at 27°09' N, 99°08' W). It crosses flat to gently rolling terrain surfaced by sands and clay and sandy loams that support scrub brush, grasses, mesquite, chaparral, and scattered oak mottes. Chargos is probably a corruption of the Spanish word charcos, which means "puddles."
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