WILLOW CREEK (STERLING COUNTY)
WILLOW CREEK (Sterling County). Willow Creek rises just east of State Highway 163 twelve miles north of Sterling City in northern Sterling County (at 32°01' N, 100°51' W) and runs fourteen miles north to its mouth on the Colorado River, sixteen miles south of Colorado City in southern Mitchell County (at 32°10' N, 100°51' W). One of its main tributaries, Little Willow Creek, rises fourteen miles north of Sterling City (at 32°03' N, 100°58' W) and runs six miles north before joining Willow Creek two miles west of the Mitchell county line (at 32°07' N, 100°55' W). Willow Creek traverses an area of gentle to moderately steep slopes with high relief and a few minor faults, surfaced by shallow to moderately deep silt loams that support mesquite and grasses. The creek's lower reaches cross a flat, flood-prone area with local shallow depressions and sandy and clay loam topsoils that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
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