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MUD CREEK (Runnels County). Mud Creek rises immediately west of the Coleman county line and four miles east of Crews in northwestern Runnels County (at 31°57' N, 99°43' W) and flows southwest for twenty-two miles before emptying into Elm Creek 1½ miles east of U.S. Highway 83 and six miles northeast of Ballinger in central Runnels County (at 31°49' N, 99°55' W). The vegetation along the upper streambed features mesquite and various grasses; water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses predominate downstream. The creek rises in flat to gently rolling terrain and ends in terrain with local shallow depressions and an expansive clay surface.

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