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Water information is fundamental to national and local economic well-being, protection of life and property, and effective management of water resources. The USGS works with partners in Texas to monitor, assess, conduct targeted research, and deliver information on a wide range of water resources including streamflow, groundwater, water quality, and water use and availability.

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View over 850 USGS real-time stream, lake, reservoir, precipitation, water quality and groundwater stations in context with current weather and hazard conditions!

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Map-based mobile web application that gives Texans easy access to current conditions in streams near them.

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News

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. 

Date published: March 11, 2019

New supervisors for the North Texas Ecology, Gulf Coast Studies, and North Texas Hydrology and Hydraulics sections

The Texas Water Science Center welcomes our three new supervisors: Chris Churchill, the new North Texas Ecology Studies Chief; John Ellis, the new Gulf Coast Studies Section Chief; and Jon Thomas, the new North Texas Hydrology and Hydraulics Studies Chief.    

Publications

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Year Published: 2019

Adjudicating groundwater: A judge’s guide to understanding groundwater and modeling

Dividing the Waters offers this groundwater science bench book that cannot be matched by any other scientific or judicial publication.  Adjudicating Groundwater combines the expertise and experience of academic scientists (UC Davis/Stanford), federal scientists (U.S. Geological Survey), and judicial officers to create a...

Brandt, Alf; Fienen, Michael N.; White, Jeremy; Harter, Thomas; Moran, Tara; Wildman, Eric

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Year Published: 2019

Preferential groundwater seepage in karst terrane inferred from geoelectric measurements

The Ellenburger–San Saba aquifer discharges spring flows into the overlying Hamilton Creek bed in Burnet County, central Texas. The aquifer is susceptible to contamination from surface‐water reservoirs because of the presence of dissolution cavities that are hydraulically connected to the reservoirs in some locations. There is concern that...

Ikard, Scott; Pease, Emily

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Year Published: 2018

Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources in the Wolfcamp Shale and Bone Spring Formation of the Delaware Basin, Permian Basin Province, New Mexico and Texas, 2018

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous mean resources of 46.3 billion barrels of oil and 281 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Wolfcamp shale and Bone Spring Formation of the Delaware Basin in the Permian Basin Province, southeast New Mexico and west Texas.

Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; French, Katherine L.; Pitman, Janet K.; Marra, Kristen R.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.; Schenk, Christopher J.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.; Woodall, Cheryl A.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Finn, Thomas M.; Le, Phuong A.
Gaswirth, S.B., French, K.L., Pitman, J.K., Marra, K.R., Mercier, T.J., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Schenk, C.J., Tennyson, M.E., Woodall, C.A., Brownfield, M.E., Finn, T.M., and Le, P.A., 2018, Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources in the Wolfcamp Shale and Bone Spring Formation of the Delaware Basin, Permian Basin Province, New Mexico and Texas, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3073, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183073.