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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.

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