BEALS CREEK. Beals Creek rises from a salt lake at the intersection of Mustang Draw and Sulphur Springs Draw, four miles west of Big Spring in Howard County (at 32°12' N, 101°36' W). The stream runs through Big Spring and is crossed by Farm roads 821 and 163. It flows sixty-seven miles east to its mouth on the Colorado River, near Pecan Crossing in southern Mitchell County (at 32°11' N, 100°51' W). Beals Creek traverses a geologic floodplain surfaced by sand, gravel, and mud substrata with some bedrock areas. Water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses grow in the clay and sandy loams along the creek.