Boquillas, Texas

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Boquillas, Texas
Village
Boquillas in Big Bend
Boquillas in Big Bend
Nickname(s): Rio Grande Village
Boquillas, Texas is located in Texas
Boquillas, Texas
Boquillas, Texas
Boquillas, Texas is located in the US
Boquillas, Texas
Boquillas, Texas
Location within Texas
Coordinates: 29°10′58″N 102°57′41.5″W / 29.18278°N 102.961528°W / 29.18278; -102.961528Coordinates: 29°10′58″N 102°57′41.5″W / 29.18278°N 102.961528°W / 29.18278; -102.961528
Country United States
State Texas
County Brewster
Elevation 1,844 ft (562 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 79834
Area code 432
GNIS feature ID 2034469, 2033923

Boquillas was a small settlement in Texas, located on the northern banks of the Rio Grande. It was located within Brewster County, five miles northeast of San Vicente, Texas.[1] The place existed to service the mining operations at Boquillas del Carmen, Mexico, just across the Rio Grande.

Boquillas, Texas is now in Big Bend National Park. It is now usually known as Rio Grande Village, and consists of a ranger station and other buildings to serve visitors to the park. In 1916 over 200 Villistas raided Boquillas and nearby Glenn Springs, Texas.[2] At Boquillas the Americans were able to capture one of the raider commanders but lost two men who were taken captive by the Mexicans.

The Rio Grande border crossing to Boquillas del Carmen was closed in 2002. On January 7, 2011, the U.S. National Park Service announced plans to reopen the crossing.[3] After multiple delays, the unmanned border station was finally opened on April 11, 2013.[4][5][6]

Geographic Points of Interest[edit]

Landscape depictions of Boquillas, Texas
Overlook of Rio Grande Village in Big Bend National Park, Texas. 
Panoramic view of marsh crossing on the Rio Grande Village Nature Trail 
Panoramic overlook view on the Rio Grande Village Nature Trail in Big Bend National Park, Texas. 

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate Classification system categorizes Boquillas as a semi-arid climate characterized between an intermediate desert climate and humid climate.

Climate data for Boquillas, Texas (Jun 15, 1910–Sep 30, 2006)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 92
(33)
99
(37)
103
(39)
112
(44)
116
(47)
117
(47)
116
(47)
115
(46)
115
(46)
105
(41)
99
(37)
90
(32)
117
(47)
Average high °F (°C) 69.8
(21)
75.0
(23.9)
83.1
(28.4)
92.0
(33.3)
99.4
(37.4)
103.3
(39.6)
103.6
(39.8)
101.8
(38.8)
96.9
(36.1)
89.1
(31.7)
77.7
(25.4)
68.8
(20.4)
88.4
(31.3)
Daily mean °F (°C) 50.5
(10.3)
55.6
(13.1)
63.5
(17.5)
72.5
(22.5)
81.3
(27.4)
87.2
(30.7)
87.8
(31)
86.6
(30.3)
81.3
(27.4)
71.5
(21.9)
59.3
(15.2)
50.2
(10.1)
70.6
(21.4)
Average low °F (°C) 31.5
(−0.3)
36.4
(2.4)
44.1
(6.7)
53.1
(11.7)
63.4
(17.4)
71.2
(21.8)
72.2
(22.3)
71.3
(21.8)
65.6
(18.7)
54.0
(12.2)
40.9
(4.9)
31.7
(−0.2)
52.9
(11.6)
Record low °F (°C) 13
(−11)
13
(−11)
14
(−10)
29
(−2)
44
(7)
55
(13)
59
(15)
60
(16)
40
(4)
24
(−4)
16
(−9)
4
(−16)
4
(−16)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.39
(9.9)
0.37
(9.4)
0.21
(5.3)
0.42
(10.7)
1.17
(29.7)
1.35
(34.3)
1.29
(32.8)
1.18
(30)
1.07
(27.2)
1.11
(28.2)
0.42
(10.7)
0.35
(8.9)
9.34
(237.2)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 0.0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 3.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 2.0 2.0 41
Source: Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Vicente, TX". Texas State Historical Association. Archived from the original on April 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ Welsh, Michael (January 2002). "Landscape of Ghosts, River of Dreams: An Administrative History of Big Bend National Park" (PDF). National Park Service. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Burnett, John (January 7, 2007). "Big Bend Border Crossing To Reopen". NPR News. Archived from the original on April 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "In Boquillas, reopened border crossing a welcome sight". Houston Chronicle. April 15, 2013. Archived from the original on April 19, 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Formalizing A Border Crossing At Boquillas". KPBS. January 2, 2013. Archived from the original on April 19, 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Border opening brings life back to Boquillas". My San Antonio. April 13, 2013. Archived from the original on April 19, 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "US COOP Station Map". Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ "BOQUILLAS, TEXAS (410950), Period of Record Monthly Climate Summary". Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • Kohout, Martin Donell. "Boquillas, Tx". TSHA Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association.