RATLIFF CREEK. Ratliff Creek rises in partially wooded pastureland 3½ miles west of Columbus in central Colorado County (at 29°41' N, 96°36' W) and runs east, generally paralleling the route of Interstate Highway 10, for seven miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, near the Columbus sewage disposal plant (at 29°41' N, 96°32' W). The area was originally granted to W. B. Dewees on April 21, 1831. The stream flows through silty and sandy loams and clays. The mostly flat land along the lower 2½ miles of the stream's course once produced excellent pasture on the southern outskirts of Columbus but has been heavily modified by strip mining. When filled with water the abandoned gravel pits provide excellent fishing and waterfowl hunting.
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