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OPOSSUM CREEK (Atascosa County). Opossum Creek rises ten miles southeast of Christine in southeastern Atascosa County (at 28°39' N, 98°27' W) and runs southeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on Choke Canyon Reservoir, seven miles north of Calliham in northwestern McMullen County (at 28°30' N, 98°21' W). The stream rises in low-rolling terrain and descends to flat land with locally shallow depressions. The local clayey and sandy loams support grasses, mesquite, and chaparral in the creek's upper reaches and water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses in its lower.


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

"OPOSSUM CREEK (ATASCOSA COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.