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BRUSHY CREEK (Colorado County). Brushy Creek rises seven miles northeast of Columbus in northeastern Colorado County (at 29°50' N, 96°29' W) and flows southwest for eight miles to its mouth on Cummins Creek (at 29°46' N, 96°33' W). The area's thick topsoil of pale brown, loamy, fine sand overlies mottled clay and scattered beds of construction-grade gravel. Vegetation along Brushy Creek is a dense mixture of oak, cedar, and yaupon with scattered pines. Oil and gas wells dot the area, and pipelines cross unimproved pastures with abundant wildlife.

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