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DRY CALIFORNIA CREEK. Dry California Creek rises just north of U.S. Highway 180 in extreme western Jones County (at 32°45' N, 100°07' W) and runs eleven miles north to its mouth on California Creek, just east of Hamlin in northwestern Jones County (at 32°54' N, 100°05' W). Dry California Creek is dammed in its middle reaches to form South Lake. It crosses flat to gently sloping terrain surfaced by quartz sand and silt that support scrub brush and grasses.


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"DRY CALIFORNIA CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.