Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center

Data and Tools

USGS Texas Water Science Center operates about 850 real-time data collection sites in Texas for acquiring information on surface-water, groundwater, water-quality, and precipitation. These sites provide real-time data via satellite, radio, cellphone communication, and enable public access to the data on the Web. 

Flood Watch

Flood Watch

Monitor current conditions with the Texas Water Dashboard or find water-levels near you with Water On-The-Go. Follow @USGS_TexasFlood and @USGS_TexasRain on Twitter for water level and precipitation data during flooding or severe rainfall.

Texas Flood Watch

Drought Watch

Drought Watch

TXWSC continuously monitors streams and rivers, reservoirs, and selected aquifers. Long-term records can be used to evaluate current conditions to determine occurrence and extent of drought.

Texas Drought Watch
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Date published: November 20, 2020

Nearshore Current Observations Made Near South Padre Island, Texas, August 2018–February 2019 (ver. 1.1, November 2020)

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of South Padre Island, Texas, deployed an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) to measure surface wave, pressure, and current-velocity data approximated 1-mile (1.61-kilometers) offshore from South Padre Island, Texas during August 2018–February 2019. The data were collected by using a trawl-resistant Teledy

Date published: November 20, 2020

Nearshore Wave Observations Made Near South Padre Island, Texas, August 2018–February 2019 (ver. 1.1, November 2020)

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of South Padre Island, Texas, deployed an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) to measure surface wave, pressure, and current-velocity data approximated 1-mile (1.61-kilometers) offshore from South Padre Island, Texas during August 2018–February 2019. The data were collected by using a trawl-resistant Teledy

Date published: September 29, 2020

Alluvial basin boundary data associated with the hydrogeologic, geologic, hydraulic properties, and water-level data for the groundwater component of the upper Rio Grande focus area study, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, United States and Chihuahua, Mexi

A complete set of alluvial basin boundaries in the upper Rio Grande Basin were compiled in a digital format for the groundwater component of a Focus Area Study (FAS). A literature and data search revealed that not all of the alluvial basin boundaries existed in a digital format that could be imported and used in a Geographic Information System (GIS). Available resources such as georeferen

Date published: September 29, 2020

Combined Occurrence Frequency of Wind Speeds and Precipitation Amounts Conducive to Dust Dispersion from Disturbed Mine and Mill Sites in the United States, 2007–16

Dispersion of dust depends on many complex factors related to the nature of the disturbed materials, climate, dust control measures, and localized weather patterns. This dataset presents wind speed and rainfall as climate factors that influence dust dispersion. These two basic factors were identified as a subset of the many factors that can lead to dust dispersion. Arpacioglu and Er (2003

Date published: September 29, 2020

Groundwater-level measurement data used to develop the groundwater-level altitude maps in the upper Rio Grande alluvial basins

This part of the data release contains the water-level measurement data compiled and synthesized from various sources. This compilation includes two tables that contain all the water-level measurements that were considered in the development of the groundwater-level altitude maps (Input_VisGWDB), and a table of median-water-level data that were used to develop the groundwater-level altitud...

Date published: September 29, 2020

Hydrogeologic, geologic, and water-level data for the groundwater component of the Upper Rio Grande Focus Area Study, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, United States and Chihuahua, Mexico 2017

This Data Release contains various types of hydrologic and geologic data from the Upper Rio Grande Focus Area Study from 1921-2017, including groundwater-level measurement data compiled and synthesized from various sources, water-level altitude and water-level change maps developed from the water-level measurement data every 5 years from 1980-2015, and the horizontal extent of 13 alluvial b...

Date published: September 29, 2020

Groundwater-level altitude and groundwater-level change maps developed for the groundwater component of the upper Rio Grande Focus Area Study

This part of the data release contains the raster representation of the groundwater-level altitude and groundwater-level change maps developed every 5 years from 1980 to 2015 for the upper Rio Grande Focus Area Study. The input point data used to generate the groundwater-level altitude maps can be found in the "Groundwater level measurement data used to develop groundwater-level altitude maps...

Date published: September 24, 2020

Surface Geophysical Data Used for Mapping the Top of the Dockum Group on Cannon Air Force Base in Curry County, New Mexico, 2020.

The hydrogeology of the Cannon Air Force Base (AFB) in Curry County, is being investigated to better understand the mechanics of groundwater flow in the area, including the identification of preferential groundwater flow paths. Mapping the top of the Dockum Group was done to help identify potential paleochannels that may have eroded the surface of the Dockum Group and subsequently filled

Date published: September 21, 2020

Geospatial Dataset for the Geologic Framework and Hydrostratigraphy of the Edwards and Trinity Aquifers within Northern Medina County, Texas at 1:24,000

This data release supports the U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigation Map (SIM) by Clark and others (2020) by documenting the data used to create the geologic maps and describe geologic framework and hydrostratigraphy of the Edwards and Trinity aquifers for a 442 square-mile area in northern Medina County in south Texas. The karstic Edwards and Trinity aquifers that are the subje

Date published: September 11, 2020

Nearshore Current Observations Made Near South Padre Island, Texas, August 2018–February 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of South Padre Island, Texas, deployed an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) to measure surface wave, pressure, and current-velocity data approximated 1-mile (1.61-kilometers) offshore from South Padre Island, Texas during August 2018–February 2019. The data were collected by using a trawl-resistant Teledy

Date published: September 1, 2020

Conterminous U.S. Air Stagnation Index, Number of Days, 2007–2016

Using the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Air Stagnation Index (ASI), the total number of days during 2007–2016 with atmospheric conditions conducive for stagnant air conditions in the conterminous U.S. are documented in raster format geospatial data. These data provide the number of days that would allow the temporal buildup of atmospheric pollution