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North Concho River
Concho Watershed.png
Map of the Concho River and its tributaries
Country United States
State Texas
Physical characteristics
Main source Howard County, Texas
River mouth Concho River
near Goodfellow Air Force Base, Tom Green County, Texas
1,798 ft (548 m)
Length 88 mi (142 km)

The North Concho River is a river in west-central Texas and one of three tributaries of the Concho River. The river is 88 miles (142 km) long. The other two tributaries are the Middle Concho and South Concho Rivers. The Concho River flows into the Colorado River (in Texas, not to be confused with the Colorado that flows through Arizona and Nevada).


The North Concho River headwaters start in Glasscock County and flow toward Sterling City in Sterling County, then Water Valley, Carlsbad, and Grape Creek in Tom Green County, and into O.C. Fisher Reservoir (formerly San Angelo Lake) Water released from the lake flows under 29th St. and meanders through northwest and downtown San Angelo, until it merges with the South Concho to form the main Concho at Bell St. Since 1980, $2 million have been spent to improve the city portion of the river, and plans are made to spend $8 million more.

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