Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center


The USGS 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.

USGS Streamgage at Redgate Creek

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.

Camp on the plains, 1900s

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, and has now grown to nine offices located in Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, San Angelo, San Antonio, and Wichita Falls.

Tim Raines, Texas Water Science Center Director


Welcome to USGS Texas Water Science Center!