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ALAMO ARROYO. Alamo Arroyo, through which an intermittent stream flows, begins fifteen miles northeast of Fort Hancock in southwestern Hudspeth County (at 31°28' N, 105°42' W) and runs southwest for twenty miles to disembogue into the Rio Grande 1½ miles southeast of Acala (at 31°19' N, 105°54' W). Three dams have been constructed along the arroyo to trap water for irrigation. The surrounding flat to rolling terrain is surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support scrub brush, cacti, and grasses.


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"ALAMO ARROYO," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.