THE BRAZOS RIVER IN TEXAS AND WHICH ONE
Your first comment “Say What” yes there are more than one Brazos River located in Texas. I am
sure that many people know this but for the ones that do not know here is a little information
First the Big Brazos River is a beautiful river some 840 miles long from the Texas coast where it
enters the Gulf of Mexico in Brazoria County. This Brazos really starts in New Mexico with
tributaries on The Llano Estacado and worms the way thru West and Central Texas. The Double
Mountain Fork and The Salt Fork as well as The White River and Clear Fork are the main
tributaries along with many large creeks on the journey to the Gulf.
The Big Brazos is very well known because it travels thru some of Texas most beautiful scenery
highlighting the trip is the beauty of The Palo Pinto County Hill Country. The river makes a stop
along the way in Possum Kingdom Lake; most likely the most beautiful lake in Texas. Other
lakes along the Brazos are Lake Granbury in Hood County and Lake Whitney near Waco. The
Brazos River trip from below the dam at Possum Kingdom down river thru Lake Granbury and
on down river thru beautiful Lake Whitney is a trip you will never forget. The wildlife and views
of the countryside are unforgettable along with all of the creeks and streams that feed the
Brazos on the trip to the coast.
The Little Brazos River is not as well known as the bigger Brazos River. The Little one starts in
Limestone County not far from the town of Thornton in the southwestern part of the county.
The Little Brazos River runs paralleling the main Brazos approximately 75 miles south thru
Robertson County. Then on the way to the mouth of the river where it joins the main Brazos
River in Brazos County approximately two miles from Stone City. The Little Brazos River runs
thru mostly flat farm land that has been in production for many years but it still has it’s own
beauty and can go to flood stage in a very short period of time.
A note on the Brazos River Authority that manages the Brazos River basin was the first river
authority established in Texas in 1929. There are approximately seventeen river authorities in
Texas that manage water supply, water quality and flood control.
A good source of information on the rivers in Texas are The Free Wikipedia Encyclopedia search
online. Also The Hand Book of Texas Online.