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EAST NAVIDAD RIVER. The East Navidad River rises at an elevation of 455 feet above sea level in a series of tanks a mile south of O'Quinn in south central Fayette County (at 29°49' N, 96°58' W) and runs southeast for twenty-three miles to a point where it joins the West Navidad River to form the Navidad River, just above Oakland in Colorado County (at 29°36' N, 96°50' W). For a portion of its route before its confluence with the West Navidad River, it forms the boundary between Colorado and Lavaca counties. The area is flat with some low-rolling hills, surfaced by firm calcareous clay layers extending to a depth of some fifty inches. On uplands these soils are fair for agriculture and pasture. The low-lying areas are subject to frequent flooding. Vegetation along the stream is a mixture of oak, pecan, and sycamore with an understory of cedar, yaupon, and wild grape. It is an excellent area for wildlife.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"EAST NAVIDAD RIVER," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.