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JOHNSON DRAW (Midland County). Johnson Draw rises near Farm Road 1788 seventeen miles south of Midland in southwestern Midland County (at 31°45' N, 102°10' W) and runs northeast for forty-five miles, crossing the county and passing into western Glasscock County before reaching its mouth on Mustang Draw, near Dewey Lake (at 31°58' N, 101°41' W). The terrain along Johnson Draw is a flood-prone area of sand, gravel, mud substrate, and some bedrock. Near Johnson Draw are clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. Most of the region is rangeland or oilfields. Rock Springs once fed Johnson Draw and provided an abundant water source for early travelers but has now ceased to flow.


Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981).

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