Coastal Science in Texas

Science Center Objects

Coastal science at the USGS Texas Water Science Center (TXWSC) includes groundwater, surface water, and water-quality studies. Surface water includes coastal waters, estuaries, and major inflows to the coast. Visit the links below for more information on our data and science.

COASTAL SCIENCE CAPABILITIES

TXWSC has expertise in a wide variety of coastal science applications, including, but not limited to:

  • Groundwater and Surface Water
    • Characterizing Freshwater/Saline-Water Relations
    • Characterizing Groundwater/Surface-Water Relations
  • Suspended Sediments 
    • Quantifying Loads and Yields of Sediment, Nutrients, and Contaminants
    • Understanding Relations Between Streamflow and Sediment and Contaminant Transport
    • Evaluating the variability of nutrient and sediment concentrations and loads entering bays and estuaries
  • Water Quality
    • Collecting Physical and Chemical Water Properties 
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CURRENT COASTAL SCIENCE

Coastal Inflow Sediment and Nutrient Monitoring

Nutrient and Sediment Variability in the Lower San Jacinto River

Water Quality Monitoring at Offshore Artificial Reefs

 

Inter-Agency Collaboration

RESTORE Act Activities in Texas

 

Texas coast near Houston

Texas coast near Houston. (Public domain.)