RUSSELL CREEK (EASTLAND COUNTY)
RUSSELL CREEK (Eastland County). Russell Creek rises two miles southeast of Ranger in northeastern Eastland County (at 32°26' N, 98°39' W) and runs seven miles northeast to its mouth on the North Fork of Palo Pinto Creek, just north of Tucker Lake in southwestern Palo Pinto County (at 32°32' N, 98°34' W). The stream is dammed near the county line to form a lake with a capacity of 2,000 acre-feet. The reservoir is owned by the town of Ranger and used to furnish a municipal water supply. A second dam, in southwestern Palo Pinto County, forms a reservoir of 1,200 acre-feet capacity owned by the town of Strawn and used to furnish municipal water supply. The area's rolling hills are surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support live oak, juniper, short grasses, and shrubs.
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