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SALT CREEK (Young County). Salt Creek rises in the Olney oilfield north of Olney a mile south of the Archer county line in northern Young County (at 33°25' N, 98°46' W). The stream, intermittent in its upper reaches, flows through farm and ranch land in central Young County and supplies Lake Graham. Below the lake Salt Creek is a flowing stream and forms the western boundary of the city of Graham. The stream empties into the Brazos River three miles south of Graham near Farm Road 1287 (at 33°03' N, 98°35' W). The terrain through which the stream passes is generally flat with local shallow depressions. The soil is made up of clay and sandy loams, and the vegetation consists mostly of water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses.

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