MUSTANG BAYOU. Mustang Bayou rises south of Missouri City in northeastern Fort Bend County (at 29°35' N, 95°32' W) and runs southeast for forty-five miles, passing four miles southwest of Pearland and north of Alvin, where it turns south. At its juncture with Persimmon Bayou, the creek is channeled until it reaches its mouth on New Bayou in southeastern Brazoria County (at 29°15' N, 95°11' W). The creek is intermittent in its upper reaches. It originally flowed into West Bay and its course was subsequently altered to its present route. It traverses low-rolling to flat terrain, surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support mixed hardwoods; the soils change toward its mouth to dark, commonly calcareous clays that support prairie grasses and palmettos.
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