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DRY ELM CREEK. Dry Elm Creek rises four miles northwest of Muenster in northwestern Cooke County (at 33°44' N, 97°25' W) and runs southeast for fourteen miles to its mouth on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, five miles west of Gainesville (at 33°37' N, 97°15' W). The stream is dammed twice in its middle reaches and runs through the Muenster oilfield. Local terrain of flat to rolling prairie is surfaced by deep to shallow expansive clays, clay loams, and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwood, oak, juniper, conifers, and various grasses.

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