RANCH CREEK. Ranch Creek, an intermittent spring-fed stream, rises in the upper elevations of the divide separating the Nueces and Frio canyons in southwestern Real County (at 29°42' N, 99°56' W) and runs southwest for ten miles, over a bed of limestone, gravel, and calcareous soil, descending the eastern side of the Nueces Canyon to its mouth on Lake Nueces, just north of the Real-Uvalde county line (at 29°38' N, 100°00' W). The surroundings are typical of the sharply dissected canyonlands of the Balcones Escarpment, forested with open stands of live oak, mesquite, and Ashe juniper.
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