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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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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.gov/houston_subsidence.
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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.gov/houston_subsidence.
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Houston Area Groundwater Level and Subsidence Monitoring

In cooperation with Harris-Galveston Subsidence District, the City of Houston, Fort Bend County Subsidence District, Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, and Brazoria County Groundwater Conservation District, the USGS Texas Water Science Center Gulf Coast Program collects, processes, and interprets groundwater-level and aquifer-sediment-compaction data to understand the effects of...
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Houston Area Groundwater Level and Subsidence Monitoring

In cooperation with Harris-Galveston Subsidence District, the City of Houston, Fort Bend County Subsidence District, Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, and Brazoria County Groundwater Conservation District, the USGS Texas Water Science Center Gulf Coast Program collects, processes, and interprets groundwater-level and aquifer-sediment-compaction data to understand the effects of...
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