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  Pecos River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pecos River rises near Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States, and flows for 926 miles (1,480 km) through the eastern portion of that state and neighboring Texas before it empties into the Rio Grande near Del Rio.
The river is dammed at Avalon and McMillan to help irrigate about 25,000 acres (101 kmĀ²) as part of the Carlsbad reclamation project (established in 1906).
In the latter half of the 19th century, "West of the Pecos" was a reference to the rugged frontiers of the Wild West.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pecos_River   (183 words)

 Pecos County,Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Pecos County, the second largest county in the state, is in southwest Texas, bordered on the east by Terrell County, on the south by Brewster County, on the west by Jeff Davis and Reeves counties, and on the north by Ward, Crane, and Crockett counties.
Pecos County was established by the Texas legislature in 1871.
Pecos County's continuing oil production helped to stabilize the local economy, however, as the area was one of the most productive oil counties in the state at that time; in 1938, for example, 15,387,000 barrels of crude were taken from Pecos wells.
www.co.pecos.tx.us /abus.html   (1653 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: PECOS RIVER
In Texas the river flows southeast, forming the boundary between Loving and Reeves, Reeves and Ward, Ward and Pecos, Pecos and Crane, Pecos and Crockett, and Crockett and Terrell counties.
The principal cities along the river in New Mexico are Las Vegas, Santa Rosa, Fort Sumner, Roswell, Artesia, and Carlsbad; in Texas, the main city on the river is Pecos, the Reeves county seat.
Water conservation practices on the Pecos River are overseen by the United States Bureau of Reclamation, along with the state engineer of New Mexico, the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District, and the Carlsbad Irrigation District in the upper river valley.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/PP/rnp2.html   (1114 words)

 Pecos River canoeing, Lewis Canyon, petroglyphs, rapids, painted Canyon, Amistad Reservoir and Pecos River High Bridge.
The river air is cool, and the wind waits until afternoon to blow.
Slowly floating down the river, the only sounds are the gurgling of the water being slightly disturbed by the paddles, the cicada's buzz and the descending trill notes of the canyon wren's call echoing off the limestone cliffs.
The Pecos River is one of the last pristine rivers in Texas.
texasescapes.com /TexasRivers/PecosRiver/Canoe/CanoeingPecosRiver.htm   (3415 words)

 Pecos Economic Development Corporation, Pecos, Texas, Who We Are">
Pecos' history begins with the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, through the periods of Indian migration, cavalry exploration, pioneer westward movement, and the era of cattle trails.
The West of the Pecos Museum, the restored 19th century Orient Hotel with its adjoining saloon, was the scene in 1896 as Barney Riggs, a local man, killed outlaws Bill Earhart and John Denson after they threatened him.
Pecos is blessed with a solid, close-knit community that prides itself on progress and the finest in West Texas hospitality.
www.pecos.net /news/pedc/whoweare.htm   (255 words)

 Lower Pecos-Rock Art
She sees many parallels between the Pecos River style symbolism and that expressed in the mythology and belief systems of many living and historically known cultures in Mexico and the Southwest.
She and husband Dr. Phil Dering, an archeologist and paleobotanist at Texas AandM, have established a research station along the Pecos River for the study of Lower Pecos rock art and lifeways and for education and training.
Pecos River style pictographs near the mouth of Rattlesnake Canyon, a side canyon of the Rio Grande.
www.texasbeyondhistory.net /pecos/art.html   (1592 words)

 WPA Guide to New Mexico: Route 66 Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Between the Texas Line and the Pecos River lies the western section of the staked plains; home of the buffalo, hunting ground of the Comanche, then the Spaniard, and later the Americans; repository for the bleached bones of those who were either killed in battle or who failed to find water holes.
The Pecos River rises in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and flows south into Texas draining the eastern part of New Mexico; after the buffalo had been killed off, this section became cattle country and the tall tales of the buffalo hunters were dwarfed by the taller tales of the cowboys.
When Pecos Bill lassoed a tornado that threatened his vast herds the tornado bucked, sunfished, and sunned its sides in its efforts to escape; it ranted and tore around until everything was so bare that people had to drive stakes across the country to find their way about.
members.aol.com /hsauertieg/rt66/wpa_nm.htm   (9950 words)

 Pecos River Frequently Asked Questions
Pecos River is the change leadership firm launched by Larry Wilson in 1983 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In 1994, Pecos River was acquired by the Aon Corporation, a leader in providing integrated risk management, insurance and consulting solutions to businesses and individuals around the world.
Pecos has been helping people develop emotional intelligence for years — we just don’t call it “emotional intelligence.” In fact, much of the strength of our classroom work is in the concrete skills and tools we offer participants to develop their emotional intelligence.
www.pecosriver.com /FAQS.html   (969 words)

 Pecos, Texas; Historic Pecos.
To "Pecos" a man was to ambush him, steal his horse and money and roll his body off a riverbank (which didn't have to actually be the Pecos River to qualify).
During WWII Pecos Army Air Field was opened and the population of the town reached 6,500.
Pecos is one of the towns that must be included on your West Texas itinerary.
www.texasescapes.com /WestTexasTowns/PecosTexas/PecosTx.htm   (457 words)

 Pecos River Iconography Texas Archeological Society TAS Archeology Anthropology Conservation Paleontology Preservation ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Structural analyses are particularly applicable in studies of the Pecos River Style due to the deep age of the rock art (ca.
This was the goal of the Pecos River Style Iconography Project, to gather a large corpus of Pecos River Style imagery based on an inventory of redundant symbols and themes.
During the Pecos River Style Iconography Project we were successful in collecting the data in a systematic way that is very amenable to conducting structural analysis, by myself or by other researchers.
www.txarch.org /arch/articles/pecos.html   (974 words)

 Archive, Pecos Enterprise, Pecos, Texas
PECOS, August 21, 2000 - The cause of a pipeline blast on the Pecos River just north of Red Bluff Lake that killed 10 New Mexico campers may not be known until sometime next year, National Transportation Safety Board officials said today.
PECOS, August 21, 2000 - Police are still waiting word on the cause of death of a Pecos man, who died this weekend after being transported from his home to the Reeves County Hospital.
PECOS, August 21, 2000 - Reeves County Hospital Board members will discuss the 2000 Budget for the hospital during a hearing as part of their regular meeting set for 6 p.m., Tuesday in the classroom at the hospital.
www.pecos.net /news/arch2000a/082100p.htm   (3113 words)

 Pecos River, Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Pecos River is one of those with a downriver distance significantly longer than the road distance between the put-in and take-out.
The final take-out point for the upper section is the Pecos River Marina at 55.3 miles on river left west of and near Seminole Canyon State Park and the Town of Comstock.
The Pecos might be a good warm-up trip for the Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande because of the similarities in ruggedness, general inaccessibility, scenery, topography and similar factors.
www.canoeman.com /SWPaddler/pecos4.html   (1505 words)

 Pecos River Style
The consistent depiction of the atlatl and the absence of the bow and arrow imply that the Pecos River style originated and flourished during the long Archaic period, from 7000 B.C. to A.C. 600 in this region.
The period of highest population density, and presumably scalar stress, within the estimated range of the Pecos River style is roughly between 2000 and 1000 B.C. Although admittedly speculative, this estimate provides a heuristic device for future archeological research into Lower Pecos population dynamics.
The Pecos River style contributes to a reconstruction of prehistoric lifeways,by I believe, demonstrating that a unified belief system, rooted in a shamanic tradition, was an organizing principle in Archaic society.
members.aol.com /rockart01/Turpin.html   (827 words)

 Pecos River - TX
The first half of the river is quite slow and there are a few low spots where we scraped across.
The second half of the river suddenly moves much faster and there are a few rapids that will test your skills.
If you like to fish (we don't), this river is excellent because no one ever goes there and all of the fish are at least 1 1/2 feet long.
www.paddling.net /places/showReport.html?616   (375 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: PECOS, TX
Pecos, the county seat of Reeves County, is on the western bank of the Pecos River, U.S. highways 80 and 285, Interstate Highway 20, and the Missouri Pacific Railroad, in the east central part of the county.
It was established in the nineteenth century on the east side of the river as a camp for cattle drives up the river.
Pecos was named the county seat when Reeves County was organized in 1884.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/PP/hep4.html   (567 words)

 The Lower Pecos River
While Kevin and Dana took the main channel on river right, I slipped slowly along in the left channel, only to surprise a huge 8 point buck who thought he was out of sight in the brush on the island while spying the passage of the tandem paddlers in the river.
Although the river cane has grown thick along the banks, a cut in the cane has been made by the landowner at the precise spot in front of the shelter.
There was a good jeep road on the gravel bar along the east side of the river, and it appears that the clearing was cut in the cane to permit the rancher to put his jonboat in the deep pool at Harkell Canyon.
www.hal-pc.org /~lfa/LPR/Lpr02.html   (3058 words)

 ESPN Outdoors -- Panning for winter's gold on the Pecos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Pecos River, a typical Western freestone stream nestled at the foot of the Sangre de Christo Mountains in northern New Mexico, is certainly not any secret trout stream.
While the limited warmth of the midday sun is scarcely enough to buoy the metabolism of the Pecos River's trout, it is just enough to trigger one of the few hatches that occur during winter's icy grip.
Since the river supports a superb summertime caddis hatch — along with hatches of smaller fl, brown and yellow stoneflies and March browns — it also pays to carry a good selection of fl-, brown-, gray- and tan-colored nymphs.
www.espn.go.com /outdoors/fishing/s/f_fea_NM_Pecos-R._winter_LB.html   (961 words)

 AllRefer.com - Pecos, river, United States, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Pecos, river, 926 mi (1,480 km) long, rising in N N.Mex. near the Truchas peaks and flowing SE across E N.Mex. and W Tex. to the Rio Grande; drains c.38,300 sq mi (99,200 sq km).
Long-standing interstate disputes about water use were settled in 1949, when a federal bill provided for a compact between New Mexico and Texas.
In the heyday of ranching in W Texas, "west of the Pecos" was the term for the distinct and rugged region of the western tip of the state.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/PecosRiv.html   (232 words)

 Pecos River Partners Overview
Pecos Partners are a select group of highly qualified, successful business consultants and strategists who understand the importance of addressing the emotional barriers associated with mergers and acquisitions, process reengineering, e-commerce and other organization wide strategic activities.
And so, they “partner” with Pecos River in order to reduce resistance to change and accelerate their clients’ success.
Integrating Pecos River learning experiences and culture change consulting services into your own business or consulting practice will help you bring more value to your clients.
www.pecosriver.com /pecos_partners_over.html   (256 words)

 HA 730-E Pecos River Basin alluvial aquifer text
The alluvium overlies Permian, Triassic, and Cretaceous rocks as shown by a diagrammatic section that extends from northern Reeves County to northern Pecos County approximately parallel to the Pecos River (fig.
Dissolution of evaporites in underlying Permian rocks has resulted in subsidence and the formation of deep troughs in Reeves County and in Winkler and Ward Counties; thick deposits of Cenozoic alluvium have accumulated in the troughs, which are evident in the base-of-aquifer map shown in figure 28.
The salinity, which has increased substantially in some areas of intense pumpage, is caused primarily by induced infiltration of highly mineralized water from the Pecos River and return flow of irrigation water that has high mineral content caused by concentration by evapotranspiration and leaching of salts and fertilizers from the soil.
capp.water.usgs.gov /gwa/ch_e/E-text3.html   (825 words)

 Page Title   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Pecos River begins in the mountains of North-Central New Mexico and flows along the eastern portion of the state.
The CRP conducts its monitoring and assessment of the Pecos River from the Red Bluff Reservoir to the confluence with the Rio Grande.
The Pecos River Ecosystem Project proposes to eliminate the plant and re-introduce native plants and grasses in its place.
www.ibwc.state.gov /CRP/BHR2001/page6.html   (462 words)

 Pecos River Railroad Bridge and Langtry, Texas Scenic Overlook.
Pecos River Railroad Bridge and Langtry, Texas Scenic Overlook.
At the east rim of the canyon, there are two spots for viewing the Pecos River.
We had been to the Devil's River where it joins the Rio Grand and I was returning with with some kinfolks back to Crane, Texas so I could start Football Practice early.
www.texasescapes.com /TOWNS/Texas_ghost_towns/Langtry_Texas/Langtry_scenic_overlook.htm   (237 words)

 Special Sections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
RED BLUFF LAKE — The Pecos River snakes through the mountains of New Mexico and the desert lands of West Texas, a symbol of life for its inhabitants.
Surveying the river from atop Red Bluff Dam as it passes beyond the gates — only one of which is operational — James Calaway notes that "dams, irrigation and population" have played the greatest roles in changing the river.
Salt concentrations in the river increase during extreme drought conditions, reaching levels at which the water cannot even be used for irrigation or feeding cattle, said Newton.
www.oaoa.com /specialsections/pecosriver/pecos00.htm   (1870 words)

 Fly Fishing on the Pecos River near Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe Flyfishers has over a mile and a half of the Pecos River and a beautiful pond with it's own spawning stream for its exclusive use, the finest stretches of private water available in the Santa Fe area.
The Pecos River usually fishes well from March through November and during mild winters can fish well most of the year.
The river is rich in insect life with strong hatches occurring throughout the season.
www.santafeflyfishers.com /fish/pecos.html   (387 words)

 Dos Rios Ranch, Pecos River Pasture
This is the Pecos River, clear and fast running with a rock bottom.
For those people not familiar with this part of the Pecos River, all the frontage along the National Recreation Area on the ranch is a 100-200' bluff down to the water.
The beauty of this ranch is we have an easement to the National Recreation Area and access to the Pecos River.
www.nvo.com /samland/pecosriverranch   (388 words)

 Pecos River Basin Assessment Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Historic map of entire Pecos River region - Santa Fe to RG
Lower Pecos - impaired chlorides, sulphates and TDS
Pecos News archives - crops and cloud seeding articles, 2000
pecosbasin.tamu.edu /links.php   (243 words)

 New Mexico Office of the State Engineer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In that spirit, the ISC formed, charged and is actively working with the Lower Pecos River Basin Committee made up of water user groups in the Pecos River Basin.
The Pecos River Settlement is a landmark compromise of disputed claims between water rights holders in the Pecos River Basin.
The agreement was negotiated by the Interstate Stream Commission (ISC), the United States, the Carlsbad Irrigation District (CID) and the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District (PVACD) to reach a settlement of the CID water rights adjudication law suit.
www.ose.state.nm.us /water-info/pecos   (580 words)

 RioWeb: Virtual Tour: Pecos River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
As well, the river is naturally high in salinity and has other natural occurring quality problems, making it not very useful for irrigation.
In terms of habitat, the Pecos also has a problem with salt cedar taking over the riparian areas along its banks and a conflict between agricultural uses and endangered species needs.
Bitter Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is restoring parts of the Pecos River in its territory (see http://southwest.fws.gov/refuges/newmex/bitter.html).
www.rioweb.org /tour/Pecos.html   (235 words)

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