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Brazos

(brăz`əs), river, 870 mi (1,410 km) long (1,210 mi/1,947 km long with its main tributary), rising in E N.Mex. From its source it flows SE across Texas to enter the Gulf of Mexico at Freeport. The Brazos flows through a fertile farming area of N Texas, where cotton is produced in the irrigated river's valley. The Brazos supplies water to nearby cities; several dams provide flood control and hydroelectric power. The river is navigable upstream.

Brazos

 

a river in the southern USA, in the state of Texas. Length, 1,530 km; basin area, 114,220 sq km. It is formed from the confluence of the Salt Fork and Double Mountain Fork rivers, and it flows into the Gulf of Mexico. High water is in the spring; there are freshets in the summer. The average water discharge at its mouth is 214 cu m per sec; the maximum discharge, up to 3,300 cu m per sec. The Brazos is navigable up to 64 km from its mouth and has deep water along 400–500 km of its course. The city of Waco is located on the Brazos; Freeport is at its mouth.

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Two areas were selected for this study, one in the southern POS along the Brazos River in Washington and Waller counties, and the second in the northern POS in Anderson County.
In 2012 the mayor of nearby Hearne said in a post on the city's website he was sympathetic to the landowners in the Brazos River Valley but he hoped the two parties could work out their issues.
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If the flow of the Brazos River gets too low, it becomes difficult to divert sufficient water for Dow's needs," Gena Leathers, Dow's global technology leader for water, said in testimony filed with the judge as part of the company's demand for better enforcement of its senior-most water right on the river.
1995) and since the Texas Water Development Board (1990) has proposed several additional water developmental projects on the upper Brazos River the impact of abiotic variables on fish species survival within isolated pools should be of considerable importance.
The flood plain of the Brazos River is sparsely vegetated, but it provides terraces and deep sands that support yucca (Yucca spp.
Comparisons of fish collections made from the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River before and after impoundment of Lake Alan Henry show that the stream fish assemblage upstream from the lake has changed dramatically.
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings' 'CCC' rating with a Negative Outlook on the Brazos River Authority's (TX) (Texas Competitive Electric Holdings) pollution control revenue refunding bonds series 1994A is unchanged following the remarketing of the bond.
5:00 PM Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Post response to questions from the questions received as of 5:00 PM Monday, July 27, 2015, as an addendum on the Brazos River Authority website www.
But as drought keeps its grip on the entire state, the Brazos River is bucking that trend, forcing regulators to scrutinize its users in ways that could have implications for many in-demand Texas waterways.
It also includes an illustrated description of possible modes of groundwater transportation to major Texas metropolitan centers, including routes for a high-pressure pipeline and use of the bed and banks of the Brazos River through agreements with the Brazos River Authority.
The western limits of its range in the state are from Fannin County in the north to Falls County in central Texas and southeastward along the Brazos River to Brazoria County (Schmidly 1983; Davis & Schmidly 1994).

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