MESQUITE CREEK (BURNET COUNTY)
MESQUITE CREEK (Burnet County). Mesquite Creek rises in two branches in northwestern Burnet County. North Mesquite Creek begins fourteen miles northwest of Burnet (at 30°57' N, 98°17' W) and flows northeast for eight miles. South Mesquite Creek begins eleven miles northwest of Burnet (at 30°54' N, 98°16' W) and flows northeast for ten miles. Mesquite Creek proper begins where the two branches converge (at 30°59' N, 98°11' W) and runs northeast for sixteen miles to its mouth on the Lampasas River, one mile southwest of Kempner in Lampasas County (at 31°05' N, 98°01' W). The terrain through which the creek passes is characterized by steep slopes and benches; the soil is shallow clay loams; and the vegetation in the area consists primarily of juniper, live oak, mesquite, and grasses.
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