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The USGS Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center gathers water information to minimize the loss of life and property from natural disasters, to contribute to the conservation and sound economic and physical development of the Nation's natural resources, and to enhance the quality of life by monitoring water, biological, energy, and mineral resources.
The role of the USGS is to provide technically sound and unbiased data and information products that describe the location, quantity, and quality of surface water and groundwater. Much of the work the USGS does pertaining to water resources is done in partnership with local entities.
A USGS water science presence in Texas began in 1898 with measurements at 08158000 Colorado River at Austin, Texas. The Texas Water Science Center was founded in 1915 as the Texas District in Austin, Texas. By the 2019 merger with Oklahoma, the Texas WSC had grown to nine offices located in Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, San Angelo, San Antonio, and Wichita Falls.
Welcome to USGS Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center!