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SAN ROQUE CREEK. San Roque Creek rises twelve miles south of Asherton in south central Dimmit County (at 28°17'N,99°48 'W) and flows northeast for seventeen miles before emptying into the Nueces River five miles southeast of Valley Wells in eastern Dimmit County (at 28°24' N, 99°28' W). The stream is dammed 3½ miles east of Catarina to form San Roque Lake. It rises in rolling hills and descends to flat terrain with locally shallow depressions. Scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, and grasses predominate in the upper reaches and water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses in the lower. The soil surface is clay and sandy loams.


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"SAN ROQUE CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.