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CONTRABANDO WATER HOLE. Contrabando Water Hole, a natural lake, is on the western edge of Contrabando Mountain in southeastern Presidio County (at 29°19' N, 103°48' W). It is set in desert mountain terrain. Its volcanic rock is surfaced by light reddish-brown to brown sand, clay loam, and rough stone. Sparse grasses, cacti, and desert shrubs grow in the area.


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"CONTRABANDO WATER HOLE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.