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3,034 kmlong Rio Grande rises in the Rocky Mountains (Colorado, the USA) and flows by the US Federal State new Mexico toward the south. Starting from the texanischen border with El Paso forms the Rio Grande the border between the USA (Texas) and Mexico. On thisBorder flows through it the Amistad and Falcon artificial lake. Finally it flows into the gulf of Mexico.
With the length above specified the Rio Grande is to the Missouri and the Mississippi the third-longest river of the USA. However is up to then from the “large river”no longer much remaining, because he is tapped in large measure to the irrigation of agricultural surfaces.
See also: List of the longest rivers of the earth