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DRY CREEK (Shackelford County). Dry Creek rises east of Farm Road 601 in east central Shackelford County (at 32°38' N, 99°07' W) and runs north for nine miles to its mouth on Hubbard Creek, just south of U.S. Highway 180 in extreme west central Stephens County (at 32°45' N, 99°06' W). The creek is dammed in its upper reaches to form De La Fosse Lake, an irrigation reservoir with a capacity of 773 acre-feet owned by Phillips Petroleum Company. The creek traverses an area of steeply to moderately sloping hills surfaced by shallow stony clay and sandy loams that support oak, mesquite, and grasses.


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

"DRY CREEK (SHACKELFORD COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.