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List of rivers of Texas

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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 US state of Texas Across the state, there are 3,700 named streams and 15 major rivers accounting for over 80,000 mi 130,000 km of waterways12 All of the state's waterways drain towards the Mississippi River, the Texas Gulf Coast, or the Rio Grande, with mouths located in seven major estuaries1

Contents

  • 1 Major waterways
  • 2 Seasonal and restrictive waterways
  • 3 Waterways by drainage basin
    • 31 Mississippi River
    • 32 Gulf of Mexico Coastal
    • 33 Rio Grande
  • 4 10 longest rivers
  • 5 Shortest river
  • 6 See also
  • 7 External links
  • 8 References

Major waterwaysedit

  • Angelina River
  • Blanco River
  • Bosque River
  • Brazos River
  • Colorado River
  • Concho River
  • Canadian River
  • Guadalupe River
  • James River
  • Lampasas River
  • Lavaca River
  • Leon River
  • Little River
  • Llano River
  • Navidad River
  • Neches River
  • Nolan River
  • Nueces River
    • Frio River
  • Paluxy River
  • Pease River
  • Pedernales River
  • Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River
  • Red River
  • Rio Grande
    • Devils River
    • Pecos River
  • Sabine River
  • San Antonio River
    • Medina River
  • San Bernard River
  • San Gabriel River
  • San Jacinto River
  • San Marcos River
  • San Saba River
  • Sulphur River
  • Trinity River
  • Wichita River
  • White River

Seasonal and restrictive waterwaysedit

  • Aransas River
  • Armand Bayou
  • Arroyo Colorado
  • Attoyac Bayou
  • Austin Bayou
  • Barton Creek
  • Bastrop Bayou
  • Bedias Creek
  • Beech Creek
  • Big Cow Creek
  • Big Cypress Bayou
  • Big Cypress Creek
  • Big Mineral Creek
  • Big Pine Creek
  • Big Sandy Creek
  • Bois D'Arc Creek
  • Buffalo Bayou
  • Caney Creek Red River tributary
  • Catfish Creek
  • Cedar Bayou
  • Chacon Creek
  • Cibolo Creek
  • Clear Creek
  • Coffee Mill Creek
  • Coleto Creek
  • Comal River
  • Dead Negro Draw
  • Denton Creek
  • Dickinson Bayou
  • Double Bayou, East Fork
  • Garcitas Creek
  • Highland Bayou
  • Keechi Creek
  • Lake Charlotte Creek Lake Pass
  • Little Cypress Bayou
  • Navasota River
  • Onion Creek
  • Oso Creek
  • Oyster Bayou
  • Oyster Creek
  • Palo Pinto Creek
  • Pecan Bayou
  • Pine Island Bayou
  • Rainwater Creek
  • Rincon Bayou
  • Sabinal River
  • Salado Creek
  • Sanders Creek
  • Spring Creek
  • Taylor Bayou
  • Turkey Creek
  • Village Creek
  • Walnut Branch
  • Zacate Creek

Waterways by drainage basinedit

This list is arranged by drainage basin, with tributaries indented under each larger stream's name listed in order from mouth to source

Mississippi Riveredit

Red River Drainage Basin
  • Mississippi River LA,AR
    • Red River
      • Cross Bayou
        • Twelvemile Bayou LA
          • Black Bayou
          • Big Cypress Bayou
            • Little Cypress Bayou
            • Black Cypress Bayou
            • Big Cypress Creek
      • Sulphur River
        • White Oak Creek
        • North Sulphur River
        • South Sulphur River
      • Pecan Bayou
      • Big Pine Creek
      • Sanders Creek
      • Bois D'Arc Creek
        • Coffee Mill Creek
      • Caney Creek Red River tributary
      • Washita River
      • Big Mineral Creek
      • Little Wichita River
      • Wichita River
        • Holliday Creek
        • Beaver Creek
        • North Wichita River
          • Middle Fork Wichita River
        • South Wichita River
      • Pease River
        • Catfish Creek
        • North Pease River
          • Quitaque Creek
        • Middle Pease River
          • Tongue River
      • Wanderers Creek
      • Groesbeck Creek
      • North Fork Red River
        • Elm Fork Red River
        • Sweetwater Creek
        • McClellan Creek
      • Salt Fork Red River
      • Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River
        • Buck Creek
        • Mulberry Creek
        • Tule Creek
        • Little Red River Texas
        • Palo Duro Creek
        • Tierra Blanca Creek
    • Arkansas River AR,OK
      • Canadian River
        • North Canadian River
          • Beaver River
            • Kiowa Creek
            • Palo Duro Creek
            • Coldwater Creek
          • Wolf Creek
        • Punta de Agua Creek
          • Rita Blanca Creek
            • Carrizo Creek

Gulf of Mexico Coastaledit

The Sabine and Neches rivers Neches Drainage Basin
  • Sabine River
    • Big Cow Creek
    • Big Sandy Creek
    • Lake Fork Creek
      • Rainwater Creek
  • Neches River
    • Pine Island Bayou
    • Village Creek
      • Beech Creek
      • Big Sandy Creek
    • Angelina River
      • Ayish Bayou
      • Attoyac Bayou
      • Mud Creek
    • Piney Creek
  • Taylor Bayou
  • Oyster Bayou
  • Double Bayou
    • Double Bayou, East Fork
    • West Fork Double Bayou
Trinity Drainage Basin
  • Trinity River
    • Lake Charlotte Creek Lake Pass
    • Bedias Creek
    • Keechi Creek
    • Tehuacana Creek
    • Richland Creek
      • Chambers Creek
    • Cedar Creek
      • Kings Creek
    • Red Oak Creek
    • East Fork Trinity River
    • White Rock Creek
    • Turtle Creek
    • Elm Fork Trinity River
      • Bachman Branch
      • Denton Creek
      • Clear Creek
      • Isle du Bois Creek
        • Range Creek
    • West Fork Trinity River
      • Johnson Creek
      • Clear Fork Trinity River
      • Big Sandy Creek
  • Cedar Bayou
San Jacinto Drainage Basin
  • San Jacinto River
    • Buffalo Bayou
      • Vince Bayou
      • Whiteoak Bayou
      • Brays Bayou
    • East Fork San Jacinto River
      • Peach Creek
        • Caney Creek San Jacinto River tributary
    • West Fork San Jacinto River
      • Spring Creek
        • Cypress Creek
      • Lake Creek
  • Clear Creek
    • Armand Bayou
  • Dickinson Bayou
  • Highland Bayou
  • Chocolate Bayou
  • Bastrop Bayou
    • Austin Bayou
  • Oyster Creek
Brazos Drainage Basin
  • Brazos River
    • Mill Creek
    • Navasota River
    • Yegua Creek
    • Nolan River
    • Little Brazos River
    • Little River
      • San Gabriel River
        • Brushy Creek
      • Leon River
      • Lampasas River
        • Cowhouse Creek
        • Sabana River
    • Bosque River
      • North Bosque River
        • East Bosque River
      • South Bosque River
        • Middle Bosque River
    • Aquilla Creek
    • Paluxy River
    • Palo Pinto Creek
    • Clear Fork Brazos River
      • Hubbard Creek
      • Paint Creek
      • Elm Creek
      • Sweetwater Creek
    • Elm Creek
    • Millers Creek
    • Double Mountain Fork Brazos River
      • North Fork Double Mountain Fork Brazos River
        • Blackwater Draw
        • Yellow House Draw
        • Yellow House Canyon
    • Salt Fork Brazos River
      • Croton Creek
      • Duck Creek
      • White River
        • Running Water Draw
  • San Bernard River
  • Caney Creek Matagorda Bay
Colorado River Drainage Basin
  • Colorado River
    • Cummins Creek
    • Bull Creek
    • Onion Creek
    • Barton Creek
    • Pedernales River
    • Llano River
      • Gentry Creek
      • North Llano River
      • South Llano River
    • San Saba River
      • Brady Creek
    • Pecan Bayou
      • Jim Ned Creek
    • Home Creek
      • Loss Creek
    • Concho River
      • Kickapoo Creek
      • North Concho River
      • South Concho River
        • Spring Creek Tom Green County, Texas
        • Middle Concho River
    • Beals Creek
      • Mustang Draw
        • Johnson Draw
        • McKenzie Draw
        • Monument Draw
        • Seminole Draw
      • Sulphur Springs Draw
  • Tres Palacios Creek
  • Garancahua Creek
  • Lavaca River
    • Navidad River
      • Sandy Creek
  • Garcitas Creek
Guadalupe Drainage Basin San Antonio Drainage Basin
  • Guadalupe River
    • San Antonio River
      • Cibolo Creek
        • Martinez Creek
          • Woman Hollering Creek
      • Kicaster Creek
      • Calaveras Creek
      • Medina River
        • Coker Creek
      • Salado Creek
        • Rosillo Creek
    • Coleto Creek
    • Sandies Creek
    • Peach Creek
    • San Marcos River
      • Blanco River
    • Comal River
  • Capano Creek
  • Mission River
    • Blanco Creek
    • Medio Creek
  • Aransas River
Nueces Drainage Basin
  • Nueces River
    • Frio River
      • Atascosa River
      • San Miguel Creek
      • Leona River
      • Hondo Creek
      • Sabinal River
    • Turkey Creek
    • West Nueces River
    • Rincon Bayou
  • Oso Creek
  • Petronila Creek
  • San Fernando Creek
  • Los Olmos Creek
  • Arroyo Colorado

Rio Grandeedit

Rio Grande Drainage Basin
  • Rio Grande
    • Devils River
      • Dry Devils River
    • Pecos River
      • Howard Draw
      • Independence Creek
      • Tunas Creek
      • Coyansa Draw
      • Toyah Creek
        • Barilla Draw
        • Salt Draw
      • Delaware River
    • San Francisco Creek
    • Maravillas Creek
    • Terlingua Creek
      • Calamity Creek
    • Alamito Creek
    • Chacon Creek
      • San Ygnacio Creek
    • Zacate Creek
    • San Ildefonso Creek
    • Sombrerillito Creek
    • Santa Isabel Creek

10 longest riversedit

Of the following 10 rivers, all empty into the Gulf of Mexico Four of the rivers are tributaries: The Pecos flows into the Rio Grande, the Red into the Mississippi River, and the Sabine and Neches flow into Sabine Lake which is connected to the Gulf of Mexico by Sabine Pass The Canadian is a tributary of a tributary and flows into the Arkansas River which is itself a tributary of the Mississippi

  1. Rio Grande – 1,896 miles 3,051 km, 1,250 miles 2,010 km of which are in Texas although technically on the border between Texas and Mexico
  2. Red River – 1,360 miles 2,190 km of which 680 miles 1,090 km are in Texas
  3. Brazos River – 1,280 miles 2,060 km of which 840 miles 1,350 km are in Texas, making it the longest section of river in Texas
  4. Pecos River – 926 miles 1,490 km most of which is in New Mexico
  5. Colorado River – 862 miles 1,387 km almost entirely in Texas of which 600 miles 970 km are not dry
  6. Canadian River – 760 miles 1,220 km of which 200 miles 320 km are in Texas
  7. Trinity River – 710 miles 1,140 km entirely in Texas
  8. Sabine River – 555 miles 893 km of which 360 miles 580 km are in Texas
  9. Neches River – 416 miles 669 km entirely in Texas
  10. Nueces River – 315 miles 507 km entirely in Texas

The Trinity River is the longest river with its entire drainage basin in Texas The Colorado is the longest river with both its source based on river name and its mouth in the state The actual longest source of the Colorado is in New Mexico

Shortest riveredit

The Comal River is the shortest river in the state of Texas and the fifth-shortest river in the United States Located entirely within the city limits of New Braunfels in Central Texas, its spring-fed waters run a distance of 25 miles 4 kilometers

See alsoedit

  • Texas portal
  • List of rivers in the United States
  • List of geographical regions in Texas

External linksedit

  • The Handbook of Texas Online: Texas History Quiz -- Texas Rivers

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "Texas River Guide" Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Retrieved 12 February 2013 
  2. ^ "Outline Maps of the Major Rivers of Texas" EnchantedLearningcom Retrieved 12 February 2013 
  • "An Analysis of Texas Waterways" Retrieved 2006-05-04 
  • USGS Geographic Names Information Service
  • USGS Hydrologic Unit Map - State of Texas 1974
  • "River Basin Map of Texas" JPEG Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin 1996 Retrieved 2006-07-22 

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