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ELM CREEK (Zavala County). Elm Creek rises ten miles northeast of Batesville in far northeastern Zavala County (at 29°05' N, 99°33' W) and runs southeast for twenty-five miles to its mouth on the Frio River, a mile northeast of the intersection of Farm roads 140 and 76 and seven miles southeast of Frio Town in northwestern Frio County (at 28°59' N, 99°14' W). It rises in steep to gently sloping terrain, then passes through flat terrain with locally shallow depressions. Along the creek's upper reaches grow sparse scrub brush and grasses; in its lower, water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

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