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PONY CREEK (Runnels County). Pony Creek rises six miles south of Ballinger in south central Runnels County (at 31°39' N, 99°57' W) and runs southeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, twelve miles southeast of Ballinger in southeastern Runnels County (at 31°36' N, 99°49' W). The stream supports oak, juniper, mesquite, and grasses in its upper reaches and water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses in its lower. It rises in a rolling prairie, then moves onto flat terrain with locally shallow depressions and an expansive clay surface.

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