GUNSOLUS CREEK. Gunsolus Creek rises in three branches in southern Stephens County (at 32°36' N, 98°51' W). The East Fork rises two miles east of Farm Road 1852 in south central Stephens County (at 32°33' N, 98°44' W) and runs northwest for eleven miles to its mouth on the Middle Fork (at 32°38' N, 98°51' W). The West Fork rises on the Stephens-Eastland county line (at 32°30' N, 98°53' W) and runs northeast for twelve miles to its mouth on Gunsolus Creek. The Middle Fork rises seven miles north of Eastland in extreme northern Eastland County (at 32°29' N, 98°51' W) and runs north for ten miles, joining the West Fork to form the main branch of Gunsolus Creek in Stephens County. The main part of Gunsolus Creek then runs northwest for twenty-four miles to its mouth on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, eleven miles north of Breckenridge in north central Stephens County (at 32°53' N, 98°53' W). Gunsolus Creek is dammed seven miles south of Breckenridge to form Lake Daniel. The lake has a conservation storage capacity of 9,515 acre-feet. The generally flat terrain around the creek has shallow depressions and is surfaced by clay loams and sands that support hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
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