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BLACK SPRING BRANCH. Black Spring Branch begins two miles southeast of Purves in southern Erath County (at 31°59' N, 98°14' W) and runs northeast for three miles to its mouth on Little Green Creek, two miles south of Alexander (at 32°01' N, 98°12' W). The stream is dammed to form Soil Conservation Service Reservoir 13 at its mouth. The area's steep slopes and benches are surfaced by shallow clay loams that support juniper, live oak, mesquite, and grasses.


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"BLACK SPRING BRANCH," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.