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DEATON DRAW. Deaton Draw, a valley also known as Deaton Canyon, rises 1½ miles southwest of the High Lonesome Ranch headquarters in central Val Verde County (at 30°05' N, 100°59' W) and runs northwest nine miles to its mouth on the Devils River, just west of State Highway 163 (at 30°07' N, 101°06' W). Its course sharply dissects massive limestone, forming a deep and winding canyon that continues through flat terrain and ends on wash deposits and caliche. Soils in the area are generally dark, calcareous stony clays and clay loams that support oaks, junipers, grasses, and mesquites.

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