PINTO CREEK. Pinto Creek rises (at 29°31' N, 100°24' W) two miles southwest of the private airport on the Leona Ranch and a half mile west of Farm Road 674 in north central Kinney County and runs southwest for forty-six miles to its mouth (at 29°07' N, 100°43' W) on the Rio Grande, four miles southwest of the intersection of Farm Road 693 and U.S. Highway 277. East Pinto Creek, a tributary, passes nearby Alamo Village and joins Pinto Creek (at 29°25' N, 100°26' W) six miles north of Brackettville. Initially Pinto Creek traverses flat to gently sloping terrain with shallow depressions and some locally deep and dense dissection; towards its mouth it passes into rolling to flat prairie with locally shallow depressions. The soils are predominantly expansive clays and support oak, juniper, mesquite, scrub brush, and water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
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