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SANDY CREEK (Mason County). Sandy Creek, formerly known as Sol Creek, rises a mile southwest of Polk Ranch in northern Mason County (at 30°52' N, 99°13' W). The spring-fed stream follows a northeasterly course for ten miles, occasionally flowing through sandy beds, until it joins Spice Creek to form Lost Creek one-half mile north of the county line in McCulloch County (at 30°57' N, 99°08' W). The creek rises in the limestone hills on the eastern edge of the Edwards Plateau and crosses an area of low rolling to steep terrain surfaced by soils ranging from sandy and clayey loams to shallow, stony soils in the steeper regions. Vegetation consists primarily of scrub brush, grasses, and open stands of live oak and mesquite.

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