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BUTTERNUT CREEK. Butternut Creek rises a quarter mile north of U.S. Highway 67 and seven miles northeast of Ballinger in east central Runnels County (at 31°46' N, 99°51' W) and runs south for nine miles before emptying into Mustang Creek a mile north of the Colorado River and seven miles southeast of Ballinger in southeast Runnels County (at 31°41' N, 99°51' W). The vegetation beside the creek comprises juniper, live oak, mesquite, and various grasses. The terrain exhibits steep slopes and benches.

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