BOWMAN CREEK. Bowman Creek rises 1½ miles south of Sand Creek and 1½ miles northwest of Kurten in Brazos County (at 30°48' N, 96°17' W) and runs southeast for twelve miles to its mouth on the Navasota River, which there forms the Brazos-Grimes county line, 4½ miles southeast of Reliance (at 30°43' N, 96°10' W). The creek rises in flat to rolling terrain; downstream, the land is a flat floodplain with shallow depressions. The local vegetation, growing in sandy and clayey loams, changes from pine and hardwood forest upstream to water-tolerant hardwoods downstream.
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