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Alamito Creek is a stream in the U.S. state of Texas.
The Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in central New Mexico centered on the city of Albuquerque that covers four counties - Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia.
Albuquerque (Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil; Arawageeki; Vakêêke; Gołgéeki) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico.
The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.
American Heritage Rivers are designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to receive special attention (coordinating efforts of multiple governmental entities) to further three objectives: natural resource and environmental protection, economic revitalization, and historic and cultural preservation.
Amistad Dam (Spanish: Presa la Amistad) is a major embankment dam across the Rio Grande between Texas, United States and Coahuila, Mexico.
Amistad Reservoir (Presa Amistad) is a reservoir on the Rio Grande at its confluence with the Devils River northwest of Del Rio, Texas.
Bagdad, Tamaulipas, Mexico was a town established in 1848 on the south bank of the mouth of the Río Grande.
A barge is a flat-bottomed ship, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods.
For the Texas state park see: Big Bend Ranch State Park Big Bend National Park is an American national park located in West Texas, bordering Mexico.
A bosque is a type of gallery forest habitat found along the riparian flood plains of stream and river banks in the southwestern United States.
The Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge, also known as B&M International Bridge, Brownsville-Matamoros International Bridge and Express Bridge, is one of three international bridges that cross the U.S.-Mexico border between the cities of Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Tamaulipas.
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas, United States.
Caballo Dam is an earthen dam on the Rio Grande about downstream from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, United States.
Camargo is a municipality in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
Cameron County, officially the County of Cameron, is the southernmost county in the U.S. state of Texas.
A canyon (Spanish: cañón; archaic British English spelling: cañon) or gorge is a deep cleft between escarpments or cliffs resulting from weathering and the erosive activity of a river over geologic timescales.
The Chamizal dispute was a border conflict over about on the Mexico–United States border between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.
Chihuahua, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Chihuahua (Estado Libre y Soberano de Chihuahua), is one of the 32 states of Mexico.
The Chihuahuan Desert is a desert and ecoregion designation covering parts of Mexico and the United States.
Ciudad Acuña, also known simply as Acuña, (originally Garza Galán, later Villa Acuña) is a city located in the Mexican state of Coahuila, at and a mean height above sea level of 271 meters.
Ciudad Juárez (Juarez City) is the most populous city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
Coahuila, formally Coahuila de Zaragoza, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Coahuila de Zaragoza (Estado Libre y Soberano de Coahuila de Zaragoza), is one of the 31 states which, along with Mexico City, compose the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.
The Cochiti Dam is an earthen fill dam located on the Rio Grande in Sandoval County, New Mexico, approximately north of Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the United States.
Colorado is a state of the United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande).
The Conejos River is a tributary of the Rio Grande, approximately long,U.S. Geological Survey.
The Continental Divide of the Americas (also known as the Great Divide, the Continental Gulf of Division, or merely the Continental Divide) is the principal, and largely mountainous, hydrological divide of the Americas.
The cubic foot (symbol ft3) is an imperial and US customary (non-metric) unit of volume, used in the United States, and partially in Canada, and the United Kingdom.
A cubic metre per second (m3s−1, m3/s, cumecs or cubic meter per second in American English) is a derived SI unit of volumetric flow rate equal to that of a stere or cube with sides of one metre (~39.37 in) in length exchanged or moving each second.
Del Rio is a city in and the county seat of Val Verde County, Texas.
A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life.
The Devils River in southwestern Texas, part of the Rio Grande drainage basin, has limited areas of whitewater along its length.
In hydrology, discharge is the volumetric flow rate of water that is transported through a given cross-sectional area.
A diversion dam is a dam that diverts all or a portion of the flow of a river from its natural course.
A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water.
Dredging is an excavation activity usually carried out underwater, in harbours, shallow seas or freshwater areas with the purpose of gathering up bottom sediments to deepen or widen the sea bottom / channel.
Eagle Pass is a city in and the county seat of Maverick County in the U.S. state of Texas.
El Paso (from Spanish, "the pass") is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States.
Elephant Butte Dam or Elephant Butte Dike is a concrete gravity dam on the Rio Grande river near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
Embudo River also known as Rio Embudo A river formed by the confluence of the Rio Pueblo and Santa Barbara Creek near Peñasco in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico.
An endorheic basin (also endoreic basin or endorreic basin) (from the ἔνδον, éndon, "within" and ῥεῖν, rheîn, "to flow") is a limited drainage basin that normally retains water and allows no outflow to other external bodies of water, such as rivers or oceans, but converges instead into lakes or swamps, permanent or seasonal, that equilibrate through evaporation.
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
Española is a city primarily in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, in the United States.
Falcon Dam is an earthen embankment dam on the Rio Grande between Starr County in the U.S. state of Texas and the city of Nueva Ciudad Guerrero in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
A floodplain or flood plain is an area of land adjacent to a stream or river which stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of the enclosing valley walls, and which experiences flooding during periods of high discharge.
The Galisteo Basin is a surface basin and a closely related groundwater basin in north-central New Mexico. Its primary watercourse is the Galisteo River or Galisteo Creek, a perennial stream, for part of its course, that flows from the eastern highlands down into the Rio Grande about three miles above the Santo Domingo Pueblo.
The Gulf of Mexico (Golfo de México) is an ocean basin and a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, largely surrounded by the North American continent.
The International Boundary and Water Commission (Comisión Internacional de Límites y Aguas) is an international body created by the United States and Mexico in 1889 to apply the rules for determining the location of their international boundary when meandering rivers transferred tracts of land from one bank to the other, as established under the Convention of November 12, 1884.
Jemez (also Towa) is a Tanoan language spoken by the Jemez Pueblo people in New Mexico.
The Jemez River is a tributary of the Rio Grande in the U.S. state of New Mexico.
Keresan, also Keres, is a Native American language, spoken by the Keres Pueblo people in New Mexico.
Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, on the north bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States.
Among the longest rivers of Mexico are 26 streams of at least.
The main stems of 38 rivers in the United States are at least long.
Rio Grande dams and diversions are structures that store water along the Rio Grande or its tributaries, or that divert water for use in irrigation.
This is a list of streams in the U.S. state of Colorado.
This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of New Mexico arranged by drainage basin, with respective tributaries indented under each larger stream's name.
The list of rivers of Texas is a list of all named waterways, including rivers and streams that partially pass through or are entirely located within the U.S. state of Texas.
Matamoros, officially known as Heroica Matamoros, is a city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
McAllen is the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States, and the twenty-second most populous city in Texas.
The Mexican–American War, also known as the Mexican War in the United States and in Mexico as the American intervention in Mexico, was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States (Mexico) from 1846 to 1848.
Mexico (México; Mēxihco), officially called the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos) is a federal republic in the southern portion of North America.
The Mexico–United States border is an international border separating Mexico and the United States, extending from the Pacific Ocean to the west and Gulf of Mexico to the east.
The Mississippi River is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system.
Monterrey is the capital and largest city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León, Mexico.
The National Wild and Scenic River is a designation for certain protected areas in the United States.
A natural border is a border between states or their subdivisions which is concomitant with natural formations such as rivers, mountain ranges, or deserts.
Navajo or Navaho (Navajo: Diné bizaad or Naabeehó bizaad) is a Southern Athabaskan language of the Na-Dené family, by which it is related to languages spoken across the western areas of North America.
New Mexico (Nuevo México, Yootó Hahoodzo) is a state in the Southwestern Region of the United States of America.
Northern Mexico (Spanish: el Norte de México), commonly referred as El Norte, is an informal term for the northern cultural and geographical area in Mexico.
The Nueces River is a river in the U.S. state of Texas, about long.
Nuevo Laredo is a city in the Municipality of Nuevo Laredo in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
Nuevo León, or New Leon, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Nuevo León (Estado Libre y Soberano de Nuevo León), is one of the 31 states which, with Mexico City, compose the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.
The Ohio River, which streams westward from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois, is the largest tributary, by volume, of the Mississippi River in the United States.
Ojinaga Municipality (formally: Manuel Ojinaga) is one of the 67 municipalities of Chihuahua, in northern Mexico.
The Pecos River is a river that originates in eastern New Mexico and flows into Texas, emptying into the Rio Grande.
Piedras Negras is a city and seat of the surrounding municipality of the same name in the Mexican state of Coahuila.
Presidio is a city in Presidio County, Texas, United States.
Pueblos are modern and old communities of Native Americans in the Southwestern United States.
Pueblo of Isleta or Isleta Pueblo (Tiwa: Shiewhibak, Navajo: Naatoohó) is an unincorporated community Tanoan pueblo in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States, originally established around the 14th century.
The Red River of New Mexico, USA, is a short, perennial river that flows down the north slope of Mount Wheeler in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, flows west past the towns of Red River and Questa and then south into the Rio Grande just south of the La Junta Campground.
The Republic of Texas (República de Tejas) was an independent sovereign state in North America that existed from March 2, 1836, to February 19, 1846.
Reynosa is a border city in the northern part of Tamaulipas, Mexico.
The Río Álamo, is a stream in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, and is a tributary of the Rio Grande.
Rio Bravo is a city in Webb County, Texas, United States.
The Rio Chama, a major tributary river of the Rio Grande, is located in the U.S. states of Colorado and New Mexico.
The Río Conchos (Conchos River) is a large river in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
The Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte) has changed course several times in recorded history, leading to a number of border disputes, both international (involving Mexico and the United States) and between individual U.S. states.
Rio Grande City is a city in and the county seat of Starr County, Texas.
The Rio Grande Compact is an interstate compact signed in 1938 in the United States between the states of Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, and approved by the United States Congress, to equitably apportion the waters of the Rio Grande Basin.
Rio Grande Dam is a dam in Hinsdale County, Colorado impounding the Rio Grande.
The Rio Grande Gorge is a geological feature in northern New Mexico where the watercourse of the Rio Grande follows a tectonic chasm.
Rio Grande National Forest is a 1.86 million-acre (7,530 km²) U.S. National Forest located in southwestern Colorado.
The Rio Grande Rift is a north-trending continental rift zone.
The Rio Grande Trail is a proposed long distance trail along the Rio Grande in the U.S. state of New Mexico.
The Rio Grande Valley is an area located in the southernmost tip of South Texas.
The Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River was established in 1968 to protect of the Rio Grande river in New Mexico.
In northern New Mexico, the Rio Hondo begins high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Taos Ski Valley and flows for approximately into the Rio Grande.
The Rio Pueblo de Taos, also known as Rio Pueblo, is a tributary of the Rio Grande in the U.S. state of New Mexico.
The Rio Puerco is a tributary of the Rio Grande in the U.S. state of New Mexico.
The Río Salado, also Río Salado de los Nadadores, or Salado River, is a river in northern Mexico, a tributary of the Rio Grande (Río Bravo).
The Río San Rodrigo is a stream in the state of Coahuila, Mexico, and is a tributary of the Rio Grande.
A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river.
A river delta is a landform that forms from deposition of sediment carried by a river as the flow leaves its mouth and enters slower-moving or stagnant water.
A riverboat is a watercraft designed for inland navigation on lakes, rivers, and artificial waterways.
The San Juan Mountains are a high and rugged mountain range in the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico.
The San Juan River is the largest and most important river in the Mexican state of Nuevo León.
The San Juan-Chama Project is a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation interbasin water transfer project located in the states of New Mexico and Colorado in the United States.
The San Luis Valley is a region in south-central Colorado with a small portion overlapping into New Mexico.
Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.
Sandia Pueblo is a federally recognized tribe of Native American Pueblo people inhabiting a reservation of the same name in the eastern Rio Grande Rift of central New Mexico.
The Santa Fe River is a tributary of the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico.
Mean sea level (MSL) (often shortened to sea level) is an average level of the surface of one or more of Earth's oceans from which heights such as elevations may be measured.
Sediment is a naturally occurring material that is broken down by processes of weathering and erosion, and is subsequently transported by the action of wind, water, or ice, and/or by the force of gravity acting on the particles.
In oceanography, geomorphology, and earth sciences, a shoal is a natural submerged ridge, bank, or bar that consists of, or is covered by, sand or other unconsolidated material, and rises from the bed of a body of water to near the surface.
Slavery is any system in which principles of property law are applied to people, allowing individuals to own, buy and sell other individuals, as a de jure form of property.
South Texas is a region of the U.S. state of Texas that lies roughly south of -- and sometimes including -- San Antonio.
The Southwestern United States (Suroeste de Estados Unidos; also known as the American Southwest) is the informal name for a region of the western United States.
The overseas expansion under the Crown of Castile was initiated under the royal authority and first accomplished by the Spanish conquistadors.
Spanish or Castilian, is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin America and Spain.
A steamboat is a boat that is propelled primarily by steam power, typically driving propellers or paddlewheels.
The subtropics are geographic and climate zones located roughly between the tropics at latitude 23.5° (the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn) and temperate zones (normally referring to latitudes 35–66.5°) north and south of the Equator.
A swing bridge is a movable bridge that has as its primary structural support a vertical locating pin and support ring, usually at or near to its center of gravity, about which the turning span can then pivot horizontally as shown in the animated illustration to the right.
Tamaulipas, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Tamaulipas (Estado Libre y Soberano de Tamaulipas), is one of the 31 states which, with Mexico City, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.
Terlingua Creek is a stream in the U.S. state of Texas.
Tewa is a Tanoan language spoken by Pueblo people, mostly in the Rio Grande valley in New Mexico north of Santa Fe, and in Arizona.
Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.
The Nature Conservancy is a charitable environmental organization, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, United States.
Thomas Calloway "Tom" Lea III (July 11, 1907 – January 29, 2001) was an American muralist, illustrator, artist, war correspondent, novelist, and historian.
Tiwa (Spanish Tigua, also E-nagh-magh) is a group of two, possibly three, related Tanoan languages spoken by the Tiwa Pueblo, and possibly Piro Pueblo, in the U.S. state of New Mexico.
The Trans-Pecos, as originally defined in 1887 by the Texas geologist Robert T. Hill, is the portion of Texas that lies west of the Pecos River.
A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or main stem (or parent) river or a lake.
A state is a constituent political entity of the United States.
The Union blockade in the American Civil War was a naval strategy by the United States to prevent the Confederacy from trading.
The Union Pacific Railroad (or Union Pacific Railroad Company and simply Union Pacific) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago and New Orleans.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command made up of some 37,000 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS, formerly simply Geological Survey) is a scientific agency of the United States government.
West Texas is a loosely defined part of the U.S. state of Texas, generally encompassing the arid and semiarid lands west of a line drawn between the cities of Wichita Falls, Abilene, and Del Rio.
Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850) was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850.