RUDD DRAW. Rudd Draw, a valley with an intermittent stream, rises (at 31°52' N, 103°31' W) in north central Loving County eight miles south of the New Mexico state line and runs southwest for thirteen miles to end in a playaqv (at 31°44' N, 103°29' W) a mile south of State Highway 302 and five miles northeast of Mentone, Texas. The course of the draw crosses steep to gentle slopes and flat to rolling prairies of caliche, alluvial sands and silts, windblown sand, and playa clays and silts. The soils of the area are fine-grained brownish-red loamy sands and gravelly loams. Vegetation consists primarily of small mesquite, greasewood, creosote bush, cacti, and sparse range grasses.
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Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.