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SAND BEND DRAW. Sand Bend Draw, a valley with an intermittent stream, rises one mile northeast of Charlie Ross Draw in northern Reeves County (at 31°45' N, 103°59' W) and runs northeasterly for 10½ miles, through two playas, Sand Bend Tank and Little Tank, under U.S. Highway 285 and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to its mouth on a large unnamed playa one half mile west of the Pecos River (at 31°48' N, 103°53' W). Its course crosses flat to rolling prairies and gentle to steep slopes of calichified bedrock covered with alluvial materials of sands and gravels. The soils in the area are light reddish-brown to brown sands, clay loams, and rough stony ground that support scrub brush, sparse grasses, creosotebush, and cacti. The draw probably takes its name from the sandy terrain over which it runs.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"SAND BEND DRAW," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.