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SANDY CREEK (Wise County). Sandy Creek rises in northeastern Wise County (at 33°19' N, 97°40' W) two miles south of Alvord. The stream follows a generally southerly direction for 2½ miles. Intermittent in its upper reaches, Sandy Creek flows through a flat to rolling land surface surfaced mainly with deep, fine sandy loam soils. Vegetation in the area consists of hardwood forests, brush, and grasses. The Sandy Creek area has been used mostly as range or crop land. The stream is a branch of Big Sandy Creek, which it joins at a point (33°17' N, 97°41' W) equidistant between Decatur and Bridgeport.

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