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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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Greater algae consumption by the Texas Shiner could be contributed to the Blanco River being less turbid (2.9 NTU; Bean et al., 2007) than the Brazos River (22 to 262 NTU; Ostrand and Wilde, 2002).
grandis from a nonnative Brazos River population consumed largespring gambusia (Gambusia geiseri) in laboratory aquaria.
This represents the first reported collection of water star-grass along the Brazos River.
Nestled around Lake Granbury, which was created in 1969 by damming the Brazos River, Granbury offers a unique dichotomy of both historic attractions and present day accommodations and shopping.
The terrain is varied, having a lot of typical flat or gently rolling brush country as well as some steeply canyoned areas that feed into the famous Brazos River. Guided hunts are available for all of the above species during their respective seasons and ranch manager, Johnnie Hudman, and his wife, Debbie, are widely known for their warm Texas hospitality.
(14) During the association's early years, the majority of its churches lined the Brazos River as far north as Waco and as far south as the Gulf Coast region below Galveston.
Worth on the Brazos River. The water would then be sold and transmitted to downstream users.
It probably all started in 1849 when Captain Shapley Ross established his ferry across the Brazos River, making Waco the logical place to cross.
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 next afternoon, after many long, hot miles, Ellis reached the Brazos River, The hoofprints did not go into the water.
Lubbock's long delayed Lake Alan Henry on the South Fork of the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River some 50 miles southeast of the city provides an excellent example of the difficulties of trying to develop the region's meager surface water sources (Templer et al., 1993; Templer and Urban, 1995a).

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