MUSTANG CREEK (COLEMAN COUNTY)
MUSTANG CREEK (Coleman County). Mustang Creek rises four miles northwest of Talpa in west central Coleman County (at 31°50' N, 99°41' W) and flows southwest for twenty miles before emptying into the Colorado River eight miles southeast of Ballinger in southeastern Runnels County (at 31°41' N, 99°51' W). Juniper, liveoak, mesquite, and grasses grow beside the upper reaches of the stream, and water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses grow downstream. The creek rises in steeply broken terrain and ends in flat terrain with locally shallow depressions and a clay surface.
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