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SALT PRONG OF HUBBARD CREEK. The Salt Prong of Hubbard Creek rises in south central Shackelford County (at 32°35' N, 99°27' W) and flows northeast twenty miles to its mouth on Hubbard Creek (at 32°44' N, 99°08' W). At the mouth, the terrain consists of resistant ledges and low cuestas with shallow, stony soil that supports live oak, juniper, and grasses. Farther north, rolling hills with scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, and grasses line the clay and sandy loam creek bed. The stream is dammed eight miles south of Albany to form Lake McCarty, a municipal lake with a capacity of 2,600 acre-feet, and flows through the former site of the Ledbetter Salt Works.

Shirley Williams

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