CRP Photo Gallery - The Lower Rio Grande

 

 

The lower Rio Grande sub-basin stretches from just below Falcon Dam to the mouth of the Rio Grande at its confluence with the Gulf of Mexico. This portion of the river is divided into two segments, 2301 and 2302. This 280-mile (451-km) stretch of the Rio Grande runs through Starr, Hidalgo, and Cameron Counties of Texas and forms the border between those counties and the Mexican State of Tamaulipas. Major cities in the sub-basin include McAllen, Harlingen, and Brownsville on the United States side of the river and Matamoros and Reynosa on the Mexican side. The largest portion of water used in the area is consumed by agriculture. However, the 2000 census shows the lower Rio Grande Valley has the fourth largest increase in population in the country.

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