The Brazos Rivers in Texas

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Eichler Properties DRE # 183868

THE BRAZOS RIVER IN TEXAS AND WHICH ONE

Your first comment Say Whatyes 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

on both.

 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 its 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.

Comments (1)

Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE
JP and Associates - North Richland Hills, TX
Amy Steele Estates Group LLC

Great article I didn't know this! We have been to the Big Brazos outside of West camping. Haven't been to Possum Kingdom Lake yet, will have to go!

Jan 07, 2015 03:50 AM