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The headwaters of the Red River arise 3,400 feet above sea level from the fertile loam of the arid Llano Estacado in eastern New Mexico, the Texas Panhandle, and northwestern Oklahoma. This rich, fertile soil is the source of the sediment that gives the Red River the deep, ruddy color for which it is named.
The primary forks of the Red River are the North Fork and the Prarie Dog Town Fork, the North Fork, both of which are approximately 120 miles long. Formed by the confluence of Palo Duro Creek and Tierra Blanca Creek, the Prarie Dog Town Fork drains the Palo Duro Canyon and winds southeast. As it passes the 100th meridian near Newlin, Texas, the Prarie Dog Town Fork becomes the border between Texas and Oklahoma. The North Fork is arises near Pampa, Texas then crosses into southwestern Oklahoma before it finally joins the Prarie Dog Town Fork near Elmer, Oklahoma.
The Elm Fork and Salt Fork are minor sources of the Red River. The Elm Fork arises in Collingsworth County and joins the North Fork in Greer County, Oklahoma. The Salt Fork arises in Carson County and joins the Prarie Dog Town Fork in Wilbarger County.
Early explorers Randolph B. Marcy and George B. McClellan identified the Prarie Dog Town Fork as the main stem of the Red River in 1852. Because of cartographic error, both forks had been claimed to be the main stem of the Red and thus the border between Texas and what was then the Oklahoma Territory. After years of political and legal disputes, an 1896 United States Supreme Court decision officially designated the Prarie Dog Town Fork as the main stem despite the fact that the North Fork is just as long and generally has greater water flow.
Originally known as Greer County, Texas, the 15 million acre triangle of land bounded by the 100th meridian and the two forks was officially designated as part of the Oklahoma Territory by the 1896 Supreme Court decision. When Oklahoma subsequently became the 46th US state in 1907, the former Greer County, Texas was cut up into Greer County, Jackson County, Harmon County, and part of Beckham county, Oklahoma.
The Red River continues to flow east through the southern edge of the Great Plains. It receives the Wichita River as it passes north of Wichita Falls and enters the Western reaches of Lake Texoma on the northern border of Grayson County. The Washita River enters Lake Texoma from the north then exits through Denison Dam.
As the 94° 37'th meridian forms the border between Oklahoma and Arkansas, when the Red River passes the 94° 37'th meridian, it becomes the border between Texas and Arkansas.
As it passes the 94° 37'th meridian that marks the western border of Texas, the Red River ceases to represent the state border and flows into the southwestern corner of Arkansas before it turns southward near Texarkana and crosses into Louisiana making a great north-south slice through the center of the state. Thanks to a series of levees, dams, locks and channels, it becomes navigable at the sister cities of Shreveport and Bossier City, which flourish on either bank of the river.
The Red River was originally a tributary of the "Mighty Mississippi" that joined near Natchez, Mississippi. Erosion and frequent flooding have spurred the Army Corps of Engineers to reroute the river such that it now empties into broad, flat marshlands that eventually discharge into the Atchafalaya River and finally drains into the Gulf of Mexico.
The Red River basin is over 65,000 square miles of arid, mostly flat, fertile agricultural land with few major cities. It drains portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana and is the southernmost river system of the Great Plains. The total length of the river is 1,360 miles. It has a mean flow of over 57,000 cubic feet per second at the mouth.
The Red River forms the northern border of three of the six counties serviced by Texas Best Propane - Grayson County, Fannin County, and Lamar County. Whether you're located in one of these counties or in Collin County, Delta County, or Hunt County - we're just a quick phone call away.
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