Ecologically Significant River and Stream Segments
Figure 52. Map Location of Wheelock Creek
adapted from The Roads of Texas. Shearer Publishing, 1995.
Figure 53. Wheelock Creek east of FM 831
Wheelock Creek is a small stream that begins in Northeast Leon County and flows northeasterly into Buffalo Creek, which flows into Upper Keechi Creek and ultimately the Trinity River. A rich variety of minnows, catfish, topminnows, sunfish, and darters have been collected here as well as one sucker species. The ecologically significant segment is from the confluence with Buffalo Creek in Leon County to its headwaters in the northeastern part of Leon County.
High Water Quality/Exceptional Aquatic Life/High Aesthetic Value- designated as an Ecoregion Reference Stream by the TPWD River Studies Program due to diversity of benthic macroinvertebrates.2