Why are Texas rivers called wrong way rivers?

Answer Some of the biggest rivers in Texas are known as "wrong-way rivers" because they mostly carry water away from the driest areas of the state and bring it to the wettest areas--the "wrong" direction,... Read More »

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What do we call streams or rivers that flow into larger rivers?

Rivers and streams that flow into larger rivers are referred to as tributaries. Tributaries can be perennial, meaning they flow all year long, or intermittent, meaning they flow only during the wet... Read More »

How many rivers are in Texas?

More than 3,700 streams and 15 major rivers can be found in Texas. Major rivers include the Rio Grande, the Pecos, the White and the Colorado. Most Texas rivers flow into the Gulf of Mexico.Source:... Read More »

Who named the Texas rivers?

Several different groups of people named the 15 rivers that flow through Texas, including the indigenous peoples of the region. Many of the names in use today originated with Spanish explorers in ... Read More »

Are there lakes or rivers in Texas?

Over 80,000 miles of river flow through the state of Texas. Dams along these waterways create over 6,700 manmade lakes. Only one naturally formed lake is found in the state--Caddo Lake in northeast... Read More »