Rio Grande is the fifth longest river of North America and the 20th largest river of the world. It forms a border between the two states of America viz. Texas and Mexico. Rio Grande River begins in South-Central Colorado based in US and travels to the Gulf of Mexico. The river makes a part of the natural border between the US state of Texas and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.
The meaning of the Rio Grande River in Spanish is the “Great River” and the source of Rio Grande is San Juan Mountain which is located in Colorado, United States. The river acted as an important source of navigation during the 19th century and also provided transport to the US Army during wars.
Ten Lines on Rio Grande River in English
10 Lines on Rio Grande River – Set 1
1) Rio Grande is one the longest and the major river which flows in North America.
2) It is the fifth longest in North America and 20th longest river of the world.
3) It is a trans-boundary river which flows between United States and Mexico.
4) Rio Grande River originates in the San Juan Mountains in Colorado in United States.
5) Rio Grande during its way of flowing forms a part of the United States-Mexico border.
6) After flowing to US and Mexico, Rio Grande gets emptied into Gulf of Mexico.
7) Length of Rio Grande River is 3,051 km and the catchment area is 472,000 square km.
8) The Rio Grande River basin has the watershed of approximately 870,000 square km.
9) The tributaries of Rio Grande River are San Juan, Rio Salado, and Devil’s River etc.
10) Cities which are on the Rio Grande basin are Colorado, New Mexico and Chihuahua etc.
10 Lines on Rio Grande River – Set 2
1) Rio Grande is the principal as well as one of the major rivers which flows into the south-west United States and northern Mexico in North America.
2) In Spanish, Rio Grande is called as “Rio Grande del Norte” which means ‘Great River’ and in Mexican it is called as “Rio Bravo” or “Rio Bravo del Norte”.
3) Rio Grande is the fifth longest river of North America and the 20th longest river in the world and a trans-boundary river dividing Texas and Mexico.
4) The river starts in the San Juan Mountains from South-Central Colorado in the United States and flows to the South-East and south of Colorado.
5) Rio Grande flows to the south up to 760 km across New Mexico and it turns south-east for up to 2000 km crossing the Texas and Mexico and falls into Gulf of Mexico.
6) Largest tributary of Rio Grande by discharge is the Rio Conchos which contributes twice as much as water than any river.
7) The average annual water discharge of Rio Grande River is 3.2 billion cubic metres but now it has become 85 cubic metres per second.
8) The Rio Grande provides water to approximately 2,100,000 acres of cropland and the major crops grown in the river basin are cotton, grapes, citrus fruits etc.
9) The major reservoirs in the Rio Grande basin are Falcon Reservoir, Lake Toronto, Elephant Butte, Marte Gomez Dam and Venustiano Carranza (Don Martin Dam).
10) The dams on Rio Grande River are Rio Grande Dam, Cochiti Dam, Caballo Dam, Amistad Dam, Falcon Dam, Anzalduas Dam and Retamal Dam etc.
10 Lines on Rio Grande River – Set 3
1) Rio Grande River originates in the western region of the United States.
2) It is regarded as the fifth largest river in North America.
3) The river traces its course in the United States and Mexico.
4) It forms the border between some cities of the United States and Mexico.
5) Canby Mountains in Rio Grande National Forest in Colorado is the originating place of the river Rio Grande.
6) Rio Grande River is 3051 km in length.
7) The area of the drainage basin of river Rio Grande is 182200 square km.
8) Red, Rio Hondo, Embudo, Pecos, etc. are the left bank tributaries of river Rio Grande.
9) Conejos, Jamez, Rio Chama, etc. right bank tributaries of river Rio Grande. 10) Rio Grande River drains into the Atlantic Ocean via the Gulf of Mexico.
10 Lines on Rio Grande River – Set 4
1) Rio Grande is one of the vital rivers of the North American continent.
2) The word the Rio Grande stands for 'Big River'.
3) Rio Bravo del Norte and Rio Bravo are the other names of the river Rio Grande.
4) The river is stated as the world's 20th largest river.
5) The allocation of river water in the United States and Mexico is according to the treaties signed by both nations.
6) The highest depth of river Rio Grande is 18 m.
7) The river is not easily navigable in many regions.
8) The average flow of the river Rio Grande is 68 cubic meters per second.
9) Rio Grande river water is utilized by people for household and irrigation purposes.
10) The excessive utilization of river water has reduced the natural flow of the river.
The United States and Mexico share the water of Rio Grande River under a series of agreements which is governed by the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC), US-Mexico. After agriculture and animal husbandry, the other leading industries on the Rio Grande basin are mining which includes petroleum, natural gas, coal, uranium ore, silver, lead, gold, potash and gypsum. Irrigation has been practiced in Rio Grande basin since pre-historic times.