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COWTRAP LAKES. The Cowtrap Lakes, a group of three shallow, connected lakes linked to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, are near the Matagorda county line in south central Brazoria County (at 28°51' N, 95°31' W). Each of the three nearly circular lakes is less than a mile in diameter. The surrounding area of brackish to saltwater marsh is made up of muds and sands that support rushes and grasses.

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