Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center


National and local news and technical announcements featuring USGS work in Texas are listed below.

Media Inquiries

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Date published: February 17, 2021

Weather Affecting Web Sites Served by OTWSC

Web sites hosted by the Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center are down due to the weather conditions in Texas.

We will restore service as soon as possible.

Date published: January 6, 2021

Flood Decision Support Toolbox (FDST) enhanced with addition of building footprint data

The Texas Water Development Board provided an enhancement to the Flood Decision Support Toolbox that allows users to view how different heights of flooding may affect buildings located near selected USGS streamgages. This online tool will allow the public to see how broadly and deeply floodwaters can cover these sites, measured in half-foot increments of floodwater height.

Date published: August 28, 2020

Hurricane Laura Temporarily Reverses Neches River

As Hurricane Laura came ashore near the Texas and Louisiana borders, its strong winds pushed so much water ahead of it that the Neches River even flowed backwards for a time, according to a USGS streamgage in Beaumont.

Date published: August 23, 2020

USGS predicts Gulf beach erosion from Marco, gets set to measure storm effects

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during and after Tropical Storm Marco, visit www.usgs.gov/marco

This story was updated August 24 based on the latest coastal change forecast.

Date published: May 12, 2020

USGS Responds to Spring Flooding

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding across the country as spring weather is in full swing. Warming temperatures, increased precipitation and snowmelt have caused moderate to major flooding in the upper Midwest, East Coast, Central Plains and the Southeast portions of the country.

Date published: August 26, 2019

New Tools for Flood Preparedness Available for Medina River Near Bandera, Texas

New tools for flood preparedness are now available for the Medina River near Bandera, Texas, from the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District, and the Texas Water Development Board.

Date published: May 28, 2019

Western Fisheries Science News, May 2019 | Issue 7.5

Interactive Data Visualization Tool Allows Us to Explore Fish Use of Eelgrass Habitat in Puget Sound

Date published: March 22, 2019

Online Tool Illustrates Groundwater Resources in Texas Panhandle

An interactive viewer to visualize groundwater resources in Gaines, Terry and Yoakum Counties, Texas, is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Llano Estacado Underground Water Conservation District, Sandy Land Underground Water Conservation District and South Plains Underground Water Conservation District. 

Date published: March 21, 2019

Hydrotech job opening in Lubbock, TX

Update: This position has closed.

Love to work outdoors?  Ready for a job involving opportunities for independence and teamwork maintaining and troubleshooting at the front line of USGS water data collection?   We have a current job opening for a hydrologic technician in our Lubbock office.