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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."


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"CHARGOS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 06, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.