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COW CREEK (McCulloch County). Cow Creek is formed by the confluence of the East and West forks of Cow Creek. The East Fork rises eight miles north of Brady in north central McCulloch County (at 31°15' N, 99°20' W) and runs north for 8½ miles to the point where it joins the West Fork, three miles east of Lohn (at 31°20' N, 99°21' W). The West Fork rises six miles northwest of Brady in north central McCulloch County (at 31°12' N, 99°24' W) and runs north for ten miles to join the East Fork. Cow Creek runs north from this confluence for 7½ miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, three miles northeast of Fife (at 31°25' N, 99°19' W). It traverses generally flat terrain with local shallow depressions and clay and sandy loam soils that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

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