CHOCOLATE BAYOU (VICTORIA COUNTY)
CHOCOLATE BAYOU (Victoria County). Chocolate Bayou rises a mile south of Guadalupe in south central Victoria County (at 28°44' N, 96°56' W) and runs southeast for twenty-five miles before emptying into Chocolate Bay, an inlet off Lavaca Bay, one mile south of Port Lavaca (at 28°35' N, 96°39' W). The creek crosses flat to rolling prairie surfaced by dark, commonly calcareous clay that supports mesquite, grasses, and cacti; through flat terrain surfaced by loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods; and into brackish saltwater marsh surfaced by mud and sand in which grow rushes and grasses. Chocolate Bayou is intermittent in its upper and middle reaches.
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