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SALINE BRANCH. Saline Branch rises 2½ miles southeast of Cayuga in northwestern Anderson County (at 31°55' N, 95°58' W). The stream, intermittent in its upper reaches, runs south for 4½ miles through northwestern Anderson County to its mouth on the Trinity River near Duck Lake (at 31°53' N, 95°58' W). Saline Branch was probably named for the salt deposits in the area and has one major tributary, Hall Branch. The banks of Saline Branch are heavily wooded in places with post oak trees, and the surrounding nearly level to moderately steep terrain is surfaced by sand and clay. The area is used predominantly for agriculture.

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