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CHINA DRAW. China Draw rises two miles east of Boracho Peak in northwestern Jeff Davis County (at 30°56' N, 104°21' W) and runs northwest for seventeen miles before running dry five miles south of Plateau in south central Culberson County (at 30°59' N, 104°33' W). In the upper reaches China Draw crosses steeply to gently sloping terrain surfaced by shallow, stony soils that support scrub brush and grasses. Along its lower reaches the terrain is flat to rolling and surfaced by sandy soil that supports scattered oak mottes.


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"CHINA DRAW," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.