MCKENZIE DRAW. McKenzie Draw rises fourteen miles southwest of Plains and three miles east of the Texas-New Mexico state line in southwest Yoakum County (at 33°07' N, 103°08' W). The wet-weather wash flows southeast for seventy-five miles, through the flat, windblown sands of southern Yoakum, northeastern Gaines, and southwestern Dawson counties. The draw ends abruptly with no intersecting drainage one mile north of Farm Road 703 and twenty miles southwest of Lamesa in the southwestern corner of Dawson County (at 32°32' N, 102°09' W). Much of its basin passes through ranchlands and oilfields. The draw runs through Gaines County Park, eight miles north of Seminole in northern Gaines County. Balch Springs, still flowing in 1977 on the draw, was the largest producing springs in Gaines County.
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