Nueces River

Map of the Nueces River and associated watershed
U.S. Highway 83 crosses the Nueces River in northern Zavala County between La Pryor and Uvalde, Texas.
The Nueces with a low water level through Cotulla, the seat of La Salle County, Texas

The Nueces River (s/ AY-sis) (Spanish: Río Nueces) (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈri.o 'nueses] NOO-eh-ses) is a river in the U.S. state of Texas, about 315 miles (507 km) long.[1] It drains a region in central and southern Texas southeastward into the Gulf of Mexico. It is the southernmost major river in Texas northeast of the Rio Grande. Nueces is Spanish for nuts;[2] early settlers named the river after the numerous pecan trees along its banks.

Location and flow

The Nueces rises northwest of San Antonio in the Edwards Plateau, in Real County, roughly 50 mi (80 km) north of Uvalde. It flows south through the Texas Hill Country, past Barksdale and Crystal City, approaching to within 35 mi (56 km) of the Rio Grande on the border with Mexico. East of Carrizo Springs, it turns to the east, flowing through the scrub plains of South Texas, across rural Dimmit, La Salle, and McMullen Counties. In central Live Oak County, it is joined from the northwest at Three Rivers by the Atascosa River and Frio River, then flows southeast along the coastal plain past Mathis, where it is impounded to form the Lake Corpus Christi reservoir. It enters Corpus Christi Bay on the Gulf of Mexico at Corpus Christi.

Other Languages
български: Нюейсъс
Boarisch: Nueces River
català: Riu Nueces
Cebuano: Nueces River
Deutsch: Nueces River
español: Río Nueces
français: Rio Nueces
한국어: 누에시스강
italiano: Nueces
polski: Nueces
português: Rio Nueces
русский: Нуэсес (река)
svenska: Rio Nueces
українська: Нуесес