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MUELA CREEK. Muela Creek rises three miles south of Cline in far southwestern Uvalde County (at 29°12' N, 100°05' W) and flows southeast for twenty-two miles before emptying into Gato Creek fourteen miles northwest of La Pryor in northwest Zavala County (at 29°00' N, 100°03' W). The vegetation along the upper reaches of the creek consists of scrub brush and various grasses; that along its lower reaches, of water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. The stream rises in flat to gently sloping terrain with local hummocks, then flows onto flat terrain with local shallow depressions. Soils in the upper reaches are shallow, stony, clayey, and loamy, and those in the lower part are deep and loamy or clayey. Muela is Spanish for "grindstone."


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"MUELA CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 06, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.