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HERDS PASS DRAW. Herds (Hurds) Pass Draw, also known as Hurds Pasture Draw, rises eight miles southeast of Boracho Peak in northwestern Jeff Davis County (at 30°53' N, 104°16' W) and runs northeast for forty-nine miles, crossing southeastern Culberson County, to its junction with Hart Draw to form Salt Draw, twelve miles northwest of Toyah in southwestern Reeves County (at 31°21' N, 104°00' W). Herds Pass Draw has an intermittent stream. It passes through an area of steep and rugged terrain, with numerous box canyons, into rolling terrain with gentle to moderately steep slopes. The shallow, stony soils support scrub brush and grasses in the draw's upper reaches and oak, juniper, some mesquite, cacti, and creosote bush in its lower.

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