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The Colorado River is an approximately 862-mile (1,387 km) long river in the U.S. state of Texas. It is the 11th longest river in the United States and the longest river with both its source and its mouth within Texas.
Río Colorado (Spanish)
|• location||Dawson County|
|• elevation||2,860 ft (870 m)|
|Gulf of Mexico, at Matagorda County, Texas|
|0 ft (0 m)|
|Length||862 mi (1,387 km)|
|Basin size||39,900 sq mi (103,000 km2)|
|• location||Bay City|
|• average||2,609 cu ft/s (73.9 m3/s)|
|• minimum||0 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)|
|• maximum||84,100 cu ft/s (2,380 m3/s)|
Its drainage basin and some of its usually dry tributaries extend into New Mexico. It flows generally southeast from Dawson County through Ballinger, Marble Falls, Lago Vista, Austin, Bastrop, Smithville, La Grange, Columbus, Wharton, and Bay City, before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico at Matagorda Bay.