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HILL CREEK (McMullen County). Hill Creek rises twenty-two miles southeast of Tilden in southeastern McMullen County (at 28°08' N, 98°20' W) and runs northwest for twenty miles to its mouth on an old channel of the Nueces River, twelve miles southeast of Tilden (at 28°20' N, 98°26' W). It rises in low terrain and descends to flat terrain with locally shallow depressions. Along its upper reaches the shallow, stony clay loams support juniper, oak, grasses, mesquite, cacti, and chaparral. Toward the creek's mouth the soils change to clay and sandy loams and support water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses.

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