ELAM CREEK. Elam Creek rises ten miles west of Medina in western Bandera County (at 29°49' N, 99°25' W) and runs southeast for 4½ miles through juniper and oak woodlands to its mouth on the West Prong of the Medina River, seven miles west of Medina (at 29°47' N, 99°23' W). The stream originates in an area with shallow, stony soils overlying flat terrain with localized dissection. In its lower reaches it crosses a region of steep slopes and limestone benches that give a stairstep appearance to the landscape.
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