EAST PRONG OF THE NUECES RIVER
EAST PRONG OF THE NUECES RIVER. The East Prong of the Nueces River, a spring-fed stream that is intermittent in its upper reaches, rises in eastern Edwards County on the southern edge of the Edwards Plateau (at 30°04' N, 99°57' W) and descends from the plateau into the sharply dissected canyonlands of the Balcones Escarpment, running 14½ miles over a bed of limestone, gravel, and calcareous soil to its mouth on Hackberry Creek (at 29°56' N, 100°01' W). The surroundings, forested with open stands of live oak, mesquite, and Ashe juniper, are typical of the escarpment. The East Prong of the Nueces crosses into Real County immediately below its source, eventually crossing back into Edwards County and joining Hackberry Creek just west of the county line. This stream flows on to join the West Nueces River to the south in Uvalde County, west of the city of Uvalde.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "East Prong of the Nueces River," accessed August 29, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rne05.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.