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PRAIRIE CREEK (DALLAS COUNTY)

PRAIRIE CREEK (Dallas County). Prairie Creek rises in eastern Dallas County (at 32°48' N, 96°41' W) about a half mile northeast of the Buckner Baptist Children's Home and runs south for four miles into Lake June, a small man-made lake formed by a dam on the creek. The creek flows through the lake and continues south for six more miles before reaching its mouth (at 32°38' N, 96°40' W) on the Dallas Hunting and Fishing Club Lake, in Hutchins about a mile south of Interstate Highway 20. The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. Most of its watershed lies in an area of Quaternary alluvium formed by sediment laid down by the Trinity River over the last 2 million years. Extensive gravel mining near the creek's mouth and heavy residential and commercial development along its middle and upper reaches have destroyed most of the natural vegetation within its floodplain.

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Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.