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DOVE CREEK (King County). Dove Creek is formed by the joining of the West and East forks of Dove Creek. The West Fork rises twenty miles east of Spur in southeast Dickens County and flows southeast for three miles. The East Fork begins in King County just east of the Dickens county line and flows south for two miles. The confluence of these two branches occurs within a mile east of the county line and five miles west of Haystack Mountain (at 33°26' N, 100°31' W). The consolidated creek then winds southeast through ranch and oil lands in southwest King and northwest Stonewall counties for twelve miles. It flows over rolling to steep slopes surfaced by shallow to moderate silt, clayey, and sandy loams, locally stony. The surrounding vegetation includes mesquite and grasses, juniper, and cacti. Numerous salt springs and seeps along the creek have produced salt flats in the area. Dove Creek empties into Salt Croton Creek in northwest Stonewall County (at 33°23' N, 100°26' W).

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