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HUGHES CREEK (Lampasas County). Hughes Creek, a spring-fed stream, rises a mile southeast of Waters Mountain and a mile south of Ranch Road 580 in south central Lampasas County (at 31°06' N, 98°20' W), and runs east for 4½ miles to its mouth on Reservoir Number 1, on Donalson Creek six miles northwest of Lampasas (at 31°05' N, 98°17' W). The intermittent stream traverses an area of the Grand Prairies characterized by steep slopes and limestone benches that often give a stairstep appearance to the landscape. Soils in the area are generally shallow clay loams, which support grasses and open stands of live oak, Ashe juniper, and mesquite.

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