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ROUGH CREEK (ERATH COUNTY)

ROUGH CREEK (Erath County). Rough Creek rises eight miles west of Dinosaur Valley State Park in eastern Erath County (at 32°10' N, 97°54' W) and runs southeast for ten miles to its mouth on the Bosque River, 1½ miles west of Walnut Springs in Bosque County (at 32°04' N, 97°49' W). It crosses flat to rolling prairies surfaced by deep, fine, sandy loam in its upper reaches; shallow, stony, clay loam in the middle reaches; and expansive clays and clay loam in the lower reaches. Hardwoods, juniper, oak trees, brush, grasses, and cacti grow around the stream. The area drained by Rough Creek has historically served as range and crop land. The stream is dammed in its lower reaches to form Arena and Polnac lakes.

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Rough Creek (Erath County)," accessed September 25, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbraq.

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