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Tributaries and sub-tributaries are hierarchically listed in order from the mouth of the Rio Grande upstream. Major dams and reservoir lakes are also noted.

  • San Juan River, or Rio San Juan (Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila)
    • Marte R. Gómez Dam and Marte R. Gómez Reservoir (Tamaulipas)
    • Pesquería River, or Río Pesquería (Nuevo León)
      • Salinas River, or Río Salinas (Nuevo León)
  • Rio Alamo, or Alamo River (Tamaulipas)
    • Las Blancas Dam (Tamaulipas)
  • Falcon Dam and Falcon International Reservoir (Tamaulipas and Texas)
  • Salado River, or Rio Salado (Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas)
    • Sabinas Hidalgo River (Nuevo León)
    • Candela River, Rio Candela (Nuevo León and Coahuila)
    • Presa Venustiano Carranza (dam and reservoir) (Coahuila)
    • Rio Nadadores (Coahuila)
      • Rio Monclova (Coahuila)
    • Sabinas River, or Rio Sabinas (Coahuila)
    • Rio Alamos (Coahuila)
  • San Ildefonso Creek (Texas)
  • Chacon Creek (Texas)
  • Zacate Creek (Texas)
  • Sombrerillito Creek (Texas)
  • Santa Isabel Creek (Texas)
  • Rio Escondido (Coahuila)
    • Arroyo San Antonio, or Rio San Antonio (Coahuila)
  • Rio San Rodrigo (Coahuila)
    • La Fragua Dam and La Fragua Reservoir (Coahuila)
  • Las Moras Creek(Texas)
  • Tequesquite Creek (Texas) (Texas)
  • Rio San Diego (Coahuila and Nuevo León)
  • Cow Creek (Rio Grande) (Texas)
  • Pinto Creek (Texas)
  • Sycamore Creek (Val Verde County) (Texas)
    • Mud Creek (Kinney County) (Texas)
  • Zorro Creek (Val Verde County) (Texas)
  • San Felipe Creek (Texas)
  • Arroyo de las Vacas (Coahuila)
  • Arroyo de los Jaboncillos (Coahuila)
  • Amistad Dam and Amistad Reservoir (Texas and Coahuila)
  • Pecos River (Texas and New Mexico)
  • San Francisco Creek (Texas)
  • Maravillas Creek (Texas)
  • Arroyo del a Guaje (Coahuila)
    • Laguna del Guaje (Coahuila)
  • Terlingua Creek (Texas)
  • Rio San Carlos (Chihuahua)
  • Alamito Creek (Texas)
  • Rio Conchos (Chihuahua and Durango)
    • El Granero Dam (Luis L. Leon Dam) and El Granero Reservoir (Chihuahua)
    • Rio Chuviscar (Chihuahua)
      • Rio Sacramento (Chihuahua)
    • San Pedro River, or Rio San Pedro (Chihuahua)
      • Francisco I. Madero Dam and Francisco I. Madero Reservoir (Chihuahua)
      • Rio Santa Isabel (Chiahuahua)
    • Florido River, or Rio Florido (Chihuahua and Durango)
      • Parral River, or Rio Parral (Chihuahua and Durango)
    • Lago Colina Dam and Lake Colina (Chihuahua)
    • La Boquilla Dam and Toronto Lake (Chihuahua)
    • Balleza River, or Rio Balleza (Chihuahua and Durango)
    • Rio Nonoava (Chihuahua)
  • Green River (Texas)
  • Rio Viego (Chihuahua)
  • International Dam and International Reservoir (Texas and Chihuahua)
  • American Diversion Dam and American Reservoir (Texas)
  • Rincon Arroyo (New Mexico)
  • Caballo Dam and Caballo Lake (New Mexico)
  • Elephant Butte Dam and Elephant Butte Reservoir (New Mexico)
  • Rio Salado (New Mexico)
  • Rio Puerco (New Mexico)
  • Jemez River (New Mexico)
    • Jemez Canyon Dam and Jemez Canyon Reservoir (New Mexico)
    • Rio Salado (New Mexico)
    • Rio Guadalupe (New Mexico)
    • San Antonio Creek (New Mexico)
    • East Fork Jemez River (New Mexico)
      • Jaramillo Creek
  • Santa Fe River (New Mexico)
  • Cochiti Dam and Cochiti Lake (New Mexico)
  • Rio Chiquito (New Mexico)
  • Pojoaque River (New Mexico)
    • Rio Chupadero (New Mexico)
  • Santa Cruz River (New Mexico)
  • Rio Chama (New Mexico and Colorado)
    • Rio Ojo Caliente (New Mexico)
      • Rio Vallecitos (New Mexico)
      • Rio Tusas (New Mexico)
    • Rio del Oso (New Mexico)
      • Gallina Creek (New Mexico)
    • El Rito (New Mexico)
    • Abiquiu Creek (New Mexico)
      • Vallecitos Creek (New Mexico)
    • Abiquiu Dam and Abiquiu Lake (New Mexico)
    • Cañones Creek (New Mexico)
      • Polvadera Creek (New Mexico)
      • Chihuahueños Creek (New Mexico)
      • Barrancones Creek (New Mexico)
    • Canjilon Creek (New Mexico)
    • Rio Puerco (New Mexico)
      • Coyote Creek (New Mexico)
      • Poleo Creek (New Mexico)
      • Rito Redondo (New Mexico)
        • Rito Resumidero (New Mexico)
    • Rio Gallina (New Mexico)
      • Rio Capulin (New Mexico)
    • Rio Cebolla (New Mexico)
    • Rio Nutrias (New Mexico)
    • El Vado Dam and El Vado Lake (New Mexico)
    • Rio Brazos (New Mexico)
    • Rio Chamita (New Mexico)
  • Rio de Truchas (New Mexico)
  • Rio Pueblo de Taos (New Mexico)
  • Rio Hondo (New Mexico)
  • Red River (New Mexico)
  • Costilla Creek
  • Conejos River (Colorado)
    • Rio San Antonio (Colorado)
      • Rio de los Pinos (Colorado and New Mexico)
        • North Fork Rio de los Pinos (Colorado)
      • Rio Nutritas (New Mexico)
    • Platoro Dam and Platoro Reservoir (Colorado)
  • Alamosa River (Colorado)
  • South Fork Rio Grande (Colorado)
  • Rio Grande Dam and Rio Grande Reservoir (Colorado)
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