The Nueces River
Delta represents a unique mosaic of highly productive wetlands, open water, coastal prairie and river and bay shorelines.
Texas claimed its territory extended to the Rio Grande, while Mexico insisted the proper border was the Nueces River
, far to the east.
While Mexico considered the Nueces River
, farther north than the Rio Grande River, as the actual boundary of Texas, and the United States insisted the boundary was the Rio Grande (as Santa Anna had agreed to in 1836), the Mexican government argued that Santa Anna had acted in duress.
The upper Nueces River
basin in central Texas is an area of high priority for conservation because it hosts a high number of endemic plants and animals (The Nature Conservancy, http://www.
During the 1990s, I had the privilege of helping my good friend, Ken Bailey, manage 15,000 acres he had acquired along the Nueces River
in southwest Texas.
In conjunction with the TCEQ, the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, and the Nueces River
Authority, a targeted water-quality monitoring effort for the Copano Bay watershed was developed.
The Nueces Strip is that portion of south Texas bounded by the Nueces River
and Corpus Christi on the north, the Rio Grande River and Brownsville on the south and extends northwestwardly along the Mexican border to Laredo.
By 1969, it was documented in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and lower Nueces River
of South Texas (Murray 1971).
Although the traditional border between Texas and Mexico had been the Nueces River
When residents of south Texas began worrying about how to meet their water supply needs a few years ago, the Nueces River
Authority (NRA) and the City of Corpus Christi came up with a plan of action to combat unpredictable droughts: a Texas-sized water pipeline to be built from Lake Texana to Corpus Christi, capable of carrying up to 96 million gallons of water per day.
The total seven miles of water frontage includes the Nueces River
on three sides and Espantosa Creek
Water supply is derived from Lake Corpus Christi and Choke Canyon reservoirs in the Nueces River
Basin and a 101-mile pipeline from Lake Texana, all of which contribute to a firm water supply yield that is expected to meet requirements through 2050.