SPRING CREEK (BOSQUE COUNTY)
SPRING CREEK (Bosque County). Spring Creek rises 4½ miles southwest of Iredell and one-fourth mile north of Spring Creek Gap in northwestern Bosque County (at 31°55' N, 97°53' W). Free-flowing in all but its upper reaches, the stream runs southeast for nineteen miles to its mouth on Meridian Creek, halfway between Clifton and Cranfills Gap (at 31°48' N, 97°42' W). Three dams cross the streambed, impounding a series of small lakes northwest of the point where Farm Road 1473 crosses the creek. The largest of these, Reed Lake, is a mile in length. Spring Creek crosses generally flat terrain with locally deep and dense dissection. Soils are generally shallow to deep cracking, clayey, and loamy; and vegetation consists mainly of Texas winter grass with stands of live oak, post oak, mesquite, and juniper. The area is used primarily for crops and rangeland.
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