WAXAHACHIE CREEK. Waxahachie Creek rises a mile north of Midlothian in northwestern Ellis County (at 32°29' N, 96°59' W) and runs southeast for 23½ miles. It parallels U.S. Highway 287 from Midlothian to the western city limits of Waxahachie, curves around that city's southern limits, flows beneath U.S. Highway 77, skirts the eastern shore of Lake Waxahachie three miles south of the city, and runs through Bardwell Reservoir three miles southwest of Ennis. The reservoir was formed from the impounding of the creek on November 20, 1965. The stream drains an area that is generally flat but marked with local shallow depressions. The soil surface consists largely of clay loams and sandy loams. Water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses are found along the stream's banks. The area around Waxahachie Creek historically has been used as crop and range land. The stream flows out of the reservoir at its southern extreme, near Bardwell Dam, and finally empties into Chambers Creek three miles south of the southern end of Bardwell Reservoir in northern Navarro County (at 32°13' N, 96°35' W).
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