COURTNEY CREEK. Courtney Creek rises north of Interstate Highway 10 near Farm Road 1776 in western Pecos County (at 30°56' N, 103°05' W) and runs northeast for thirty-one miles, crossing U.S. Highway 285 twelve miles northwest of Fort Stockton, to its mouth near Imperial Reservoir, eight miles west of Imperial (at 31°15' N, 102°50' W). The creek is on the eastern edge of the Trans-Pecos region. It traverses an area of steep to gentle slopes with mostly shallow, loamy soils that support mesquites, sparse grasses, and cultivated row and cover crops.
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