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SPRING BRANCH (Fayette County). Spring Branch rises a mile north of Winchester in northwestern Fayette County (at 30°01' N, 97°01' W) and runs south for four miles to its mouth on an oxbow in the Colorado River (at 29°58' N, 97°00' W). It crosses rolling terrain with a fine, highly erodible, sandy loam surface over a firm clay subsoil. The land is rated as poor to fair for agriculture and used primarily as unimproved pasture for cattle. Vegetation in the area is a mixture of oak and cedar with an understory of yaupon that provides good wildlife habitat.

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