Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center

Subsidence

The Houston-Galveston region represents one of the largest areas of subsidence in the United States.    The USGS Texas Water Science Center has been collecting groundwater and compaction observations in the region for over 40 years, generating the largest subsidence data set in the United States. 

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Date published: June 6, 2018
Status: Active

Texas Gulf Coast Groundwater and Land Subsidence Program

The Texas Gulf Coast Groundwater and Land Subsidence Program web application illustrates how groundwater, sediment compaction, and land-elevation change are related in the Houston-Galveston region in Texas. The new app was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey Texas Water Science Center and is available at https://txpub.usgs...