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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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2007) than the Brazos River (22 to 262 NTU; Ostrand and Wilde, 2002).
First account of a living population of Texas fawnsfoot, Truncilla macrodon (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in the Brazos River, Texas.
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Austin did establish San Felipe de Austin, located on the Brazos River about an hour or so west of Houston where I currently live, but he did not establish the city of Austin which is the current capital of Texas.
Erath County, located about 60 miles southwest of Fort Worth along a tributary of the Brazos River, is one of the largest milk producing areas in Texas.
The Brazos River winds through Waco providing a scenic backdrop for work and play.
s Bt cotton--which is genetically engineered to produce a toxin that the company claimed would kill boll-worms in Texas' Brazos River Valley.
If a cowboy survived the 2 to 3 months of sudden hailstorms, freakish lightning strikes, stampedes (one near Texas' Brazos River in July 1876 claimed 2,000 animals), thirst that could turn cattle blind and wild, and the gnawing knowledge that the trail boss' main concern was the cows and not the cowboys - he could collect $100 in wages, hardly a princely sum even in the late 1800's.
Along the Brazos River there are meter-thick beds of coarse-grained sandstones and large chunks of clay that were deposited precisely at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary.
The Texas City Prairie Preserve sits on Galveston Bay and the Nash Prairie Preserve is located along the Brazos River.
Texas officials were also evacuating 4500 inmates from three prisons south of Houston as the Brazos River rose as a result of heavy rain.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday handed a victory to farmers, ranchers and other longstanding water rights holders by declining to take up a Brazos River case with widespread implications for future water battles in drought-prone Texas.

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