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DRY CREEK (Travis County). Dry Creek rises three miles south of Austin in southern Travis County (at 30°07' N, 97°45' W) and runs northeast for twenty-five miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, ten miles northwest of Bastrop in Bastrop County (at 30°11' N, 97°28' W). The local terrain is generally flat to rolling with steep margins, surfaced by clay and sandy loam soils that support oak, juniper, elm, and grasses.


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

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