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EAST MATAGORDA BAY. East Matagorda Bay, off Matagorda County on the Texas coast (at 28°43' N, 95°49' W), is enclosed by the Matagorda Peninsula and the tidal flats at the mouth of the Colorado River. Its only opening to the Gulf of Mexico is through Brown Cedar Cut, near the north end of the peninsula.


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

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