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  • n. a tributary of the Rio Grande that flows southeastward from New Mexico through western Texas


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  • The High Bridge over the Pecos River is the highest railroad bridge in the United States.

    Odessa America Online : Top Story

  • I drive through the llano in silence while one commits suicide on the banks of the Pecos River as the Border Patrol closes in.


  • Department of Justice regarding a 2004 crude oil release that reached the Pecos River and a 2005 crude oil release that reached the Sabine River, as well as eight smaller releases.

    Plains All American Pipeline Settles Spill Rap, Keeps On Chugging

  • King of the Pecos (1936): John Wayne in a classic battle over western water rights and land in the Pecos River country.

    Peter H. Gleick: Water in the Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  • Madrone occupied a semiarid patch of land about a hundred miles west of the Pecos River.

    Deadly Promises

  • He found them camped on the Pecos River and met with the men in council over four days, laboring to convince them that they had to give up their lives on the open plains.


  • These dunes serve as a major recharge area for the Pecos River.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

  • Aquatic insects, such as this recently emerged stonefly (Pteronarcys californica) comprise the fish food base in high quality coldwater streams such as the upper Pecos River.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

  • Outside the major river drainages, such as the Rio Grande and Pecos River, the landscape is largely internally drained.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • The Pecos River captured the headwater streams of rivers that once ran across the plain from the Rockies, isolating the Llano Estacado and truncating the drainage areas of the Red, Brazos, and Colorado rivers of Texas.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)


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