Brazos River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBrazos River
Brazos River watershed
|Main source||Llano Estacado|
|River mouth||Gulf of Mexico
Brazoria County, Texas
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|Length||1,352 km (840 mi)|
|Basin size||116,000 km2 (45,000 sq mi)|
The Brazos River (i// BRAZ-əs), called the Río de los Brazos de Dios (translated as "The River of the Arms of God") by early Spanish explorers, is the 11th-longest river in the United States at 1,280 miles (2,060 km). Its source is at the head of Blackwater Draw, Curry County, New Mexico to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico with a 45,000-square-mile (116,000 km2) drainage basin.
It is one of Texas' largest rivers,.
Images for kids
An advertisement for the steamboat Yellow Stone, December 1836. Packet service between Quintana and Washington, Republic of Texas.
Salt Fork Brazos River in Kent County, Texas
Double Mountain Fork Brazos River north of Rotan, Texas.
Double Mountain Fork Brazos River at the site of former Rath City, Texas
The Brazos in north Central Texas
The Brazos in southeast Central Texas west of Bryan, Texas
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