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Barton Creek

River in the United States of America

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Barton Creek
BartonSprings 1900 USGS.jpg
Barton Creek in 1900[1]
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Barton creek watershed in Travis County
Location
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
RegionTexas Hill Country
MunicipalityAustin
Physical characteristics
SourceHays County, Texas
 • coordinates30°14′22.87″N 98°9′10.4″W / 30.2396861°N 98.152889°W / 30.2396861; -98.152889
 • elevation380 m (1,250 ft)
MouthColorado River (Texas)
 • location
Lady Bird Lake
 • coordinates
30°16′1.46″N 97°45′40.63″W / 30.2670722°N 97.7612861°W / 30.2670722; -97.7612861Coordinates: 30°16′1.46″N 97°45′40.63″W / 30.2670722°N 97.7612861°W / 30.2670722; -97.7612861
 • elevation
130 m (430 ft)
Length64 km (40 mi)
Discharge 
 • average1.84 m3/s (65 cu ft/s)

Barton Creek is a tributary that feeds the Colorado River as it flows through the Texas Hill Country. The creek passes through some of the more scenic areas in Greater Austin, surrounded in many parts by a greenbelt of protected lands that serves as a habitat for many indigenous species of flora and fauna.[2] The creek passes through Barton Creek Greenbelt and is fed by Barton Springs.

  1. ^ Hill, R.T. 1901. Geography and geology of the Black and Grand Prairies, Texas with detailed descriptions of the Cretaceous formations and special reference to artesian waters. In: Walcott, C.D. (Director), Twenty-First Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior (1899-1900), Part VII-Texas, Washington: Government Printing Office, 662 pp.
  2. ^ "BARTON CREEK (HAYS COUNTY)". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 16 November 2015.

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