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TURKEY CREEK (Fort Bend County). Turkey Creek rises in southwestern Fort Bend County three miles northwest of Tavener (at 29°33' N, 96°01' W). By 1983 a portion of the creek's headwaters had been diverted by man-made canals to link with the San Bernard River just east of the Wharton County community of East Bernard. The stream flows southeasterly for about twelve miles, to its mouth (at 29°25' N, 95°58' W) on the San Bernard River, two miles east of Kendleton. The vegetation along its banks consists of mixed hardwoods interspersed with various prairie grasses. The variable terrain is surfaced by impermeable soil and calcareous clay.

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