Transcript for The Rio Grande, segment 07 of 9


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Between El Paso and the South Texas Valley lies the rugged country of the Big Bend. Here the river begins its journey with little water but is renewed by the Rio Conchos flowing out of Mexico. At Big Bend National Park, the Rio Grande takes a mysterious journey through a scenic land of rock and vertical walled canyons. The grandeur of the Big Bend would not often be possible without the upstream dams which release water gradually for downstream needs. Thus, the requirement for irrigation water enhances the quality of a wilderness experience. In this land of little rain or flowing water, storage of water adds a new dimension to recreation opportunities.

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You know there's something about a river, a place to bring your problems to. Sometimes it seems to talk to you, and it tells of those who have come there, some to visit, some to hide, some to laugh, and some to cry. The people come to stand by the Rio Grande. Each day they come to stand by the Rio Grande.