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BLUFF CREEK (Motley County). Bluff Creek rises in east central Motley County (at 33°59' N, 100°35' W) and runs northeast for seven miles to its mouth on the Tongue or South Pease River, a mile north of U.S. Highway 62/70 and west of the Motley-Cottle county line (at 34°00' N, 100°31' W). The headwaters of the creek are near Summit, a switch on the Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railroad. The area is characterized by sloping terrain surfaced by shallow silt loams that support mesquite and grasses.

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