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PIEDRAS PINTAS CREEK. Piedras Pintas Creek rises ten miles northwest of Benavides in central Duval County (at 27°46' N, 98°34' W) and runs southeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on Santa Gertrudis Creek, three miles east of Benavides (at 27°36' N, 98°22' W). Its name is Spanish for "painted stones." The stream crosses flat to gently rolling terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support scrub brush and water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

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