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: December 22, 2020

Groundwater Withdrawals from the Rio Grande Alluvium, Hueco Bolson, and Mesilla Basin aquifers in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties, Texas, 1980 to 2018

This data release contains compiled groundwater-withdrawal data from 1980 to 2018 for the Hueco Bolson, Mesilla Basin, and the Rio Grande alluvium in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties, Texas. The Hueco Bolson and Mesilla Basin are major aquifers in Texas. The Hueco Bolson part of the aquifer is located east of the Franklin mountains, and the Mesilla Basin part of the aquifer is west of the Fr

Date published: December 16, 2020

Data release of Bathymetric Map, Surface Area, and Capacity of Grand Lake O' the Cherokees, Northeastern Oklahoma, 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Grand River Dam Authority completed a high-resolution multibeam bathymetric survey to compute a new capacity and surface-area table. The capacity and surface-area tables describe the relation between the elevation of the water surface and the volume of water that can be impounded at each given water-surface elevation. The capacity and surface...

Date published: December 14, 2020

Hydrogeologic Data for the Development of the Hydrogeologic Framework of the Coastal Lowlands Aquifer System Regional Groundwater Availability Study Area in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) undertook a 5-year study beginning in 2016 to assess groundwater availability for the aquifers proximal to the Gulf of Mexico from the Texas-Mexico border to the western part of the panhandle of Florida; these aquifers are collectively referred to as the coastal lowlands aquifer system. This study is one of several regional groundwater availability studies

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