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COYOTE CREEK (Runnels County). Coyote Creek begins at the confluence of Big and Little Coyote creeks, five miles southeast of Winters in central Runnels County (at 31°53' N, 100°00' W), and runs southeast for ten miles to its mouth on Elm Creek, 3½ miles northeast of Ballinger (at 31°48' N, 99°56' W). Mesquite and grasses predominate near its upper reaches and water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses downstream. The creek rises in flat to gently rolling terrain, then runs onto land with local shallow depressions and an expansive clay surface.

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