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MCKENZIE LAKE. McKenzie Lake is just north of U.S. Highway 180 near McKenzie Draw in east central Gaines County (at 32°43' N, 102°19' W). The intermittent lake is a shallow depression, one mile long and under a mile wide, at an elevation of 3,039 feet. The surrounding flat to rolling terrain is made up of sand and covered by scattered oak mottes and bunch grasses.

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Handbook of Texas Online, "McKenzie Lake," accessed November 24, 2017,

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