Brazos River


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Braz·os River

 (brăz′əs)
A river rising in northwest Texas at the confluence of two forks and flowing about 1,350 km (840 mi) generally southeast to the Gulf of Mexico southwest of Galveston.
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Noun1.Brazos River - a river that rises in Mexico and flows across Texas into the Gulf of Mexico
Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, NM - a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
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Coli into the Brazos River from a wastewater treatment plant on its main College Station campus a dozen times during the study period, and three releases were more than five times the maximum allowable amount under the law, according to the study.
"The Brazos River is being pounded, and all of that water is coming down from the tributaries and creeks into the river," Trower said.
Officials in suburban Fort Bend County issued mandatory evacuation orders late Sunday along the Brazos River levee districts as the river rose to major flood stage.
Meanwhile, officials in Fort Bend County, Houston's south-western suburbs, issued widespread mandatory evacuation orders along the Brazos River levee districts.
The Brazos River was forecast to crest at a record high in the next two days about 30 miles (50 kms) southwest of Houston, forcing the mandatory evacuation of about 50,000 people in Fort Bend County, where officials described the predicted deluge as the worst in at least eight centuries.
Meanwhile, officials in Fort Bend County, Houston's south western suburbs, issued widespread mandatory evacuation orders along the Brazos River levee districts.
Householders living near the Brazos River levee in Fort Bend County, Houston, were given mandatory evacuation orders.
Communities living close to the Brazos River prepare for the worst as rain continues to fall from Hurricane Harvey.
Texas officials were also evacuating 4500 inmates from three prisons south of Houston as the Brazos River rose as a result of heavy rain.
About 4,500 inmates from prisons south of Houston are being evacuated to other prisons in east Texas because the Brazos River nearby is rising significantly, local officials said.
Current distribution of Texas Shiner is within and downstream from spring complexes from the San Gabriel River in the Brazos River basin on the northeast extent of its range, to the Pecos River basin in the west, and to the Rio Grande basin in the south (Garrett et al., 2002; Hubbs et al., 2008).
In the "Model Calibration" section, the sentence reading "The Brazos River Basin, which has the largest drainage area, does not match the observations well during the low flow seasons (August-November)" should be changed to "The Brazos River Basin, which has the largest drainage area, does not match the observations well during the late summer and fall (August-November)."

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