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MAILTRAIL CREEK. Mailtrail Creek rises ten miles northeast of Carta Valley in west central Edwards County (at 29°55' N, 100°33' W) and runs northwest for sixteen miles to its mouth on the Dry Devils River in Val Verde County (at 29°59' N, 100°46' W). It traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions and some deep and dense dissection, surfaced variously by clay and sandy loams and shallow stony soils. Near the stream banks grow water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses; farther away are found oak, juniper, and mesquite.

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