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.   

Links to our most popular data networks are available in the carousel above and in the Data Networks section below.   A comprehensive list of data networks, tools and viewers for accessing data, and data products associated with studies follows.

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 5, 2019

Digitized Historical Borehole Geophysical Logs Throughout the Mississippi Alluvial Plain Aquifer System.

This data release consists of historical borehole geophysical data collected by various entities and digitally recreated by the U.S. Geological Survey to characterize the physical properties of the subsurface in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain from Louisiana to Missouri. The geophysical log data were collected by different Federal, state, and local agencies throughout the area, and were...

Date published: November 5, 2019

Geospatial data of watershed characteristics for select U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas useful for statistical study of annual peak streamflows in and near Texas

This dataset provides numerical descriptions of 80 watershed characteristics for 1,703 watersheds with observed streamflow information at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamflow-gaging stations (gages). These gages are all located within the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico (east of the continental divide), but the watersheds extend outside of these boundaries. Characteristics are...

Date published: July 8, 2019

Lake Houston (Texas) EFDC hydrodynamic model for water-surface elevation and specific conductance simulations, 2009-2017

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in a partnership with ExxonMobil Corporation, developed an updated Lake Houston EFDC model for predicting water-surface elevation, residence time, water temperature, and salinity. The original model was developed and calibrated by using 2009 data and verified by using 2010 data, whereas the enhanced model (baseline model) of this project was calibrated for...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Estimated Annual Recharge to the Edwards Aquifer in the San Antonio Area, by Stream Basin or Ungaged Area, 1934-2018

The Edwards aquifer in south central Texas is one of the most permeable and productive aquifers in the United States and is the major source of public water supply for Bexar, Comal, Hays, Medina, and Uvalde Counties. The Edwards aquifer also supplies large quantities of water to agriculture, business, and industry in the region. The major artesian springs of the Edwards aquifer provide water...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Depth to Groundwater Measured from Wells Completed in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper Aquifers, Houston-Galveston Region, Texas, 2019

This dataset documents the depth to groundwater measured in wells screened in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers in the Houston‐Galveston region, Texas for 2019. The U.S. Geological Survey prepared this dataset in cooperation with the Harris‐Galveston Subsidence District, City of Houston, Fort Bend Subsidence District, Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District,...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Cumulative Compaction of Subsurface Sediments in the Chicot and Evangeline Aquifers in the Houston-Galveston Region, Texas

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Harris‐Galveston Subsidence District, City of Houston, and the Fort Bend Subsidence District, produced a dataset through 2018 of compaction values in the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers in the Houston‐Galveston region, Texas. This dataset contains compaction values of subsurface sediments (mostly in the fine-grained silt...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program—Water-Quality Data from Groundwater Wells in the Hueco Bolson near El Paso, Texas, August 2016—June 2017

The Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Act was established to systematically assess priority aquifers along the U.S.-Mexico international boundary. The priority aquifers that were specified include the Hueco-Mesilla Bolsons aquifer in Texas and New Mexico and its counterpart in Mexico, the Conejos-Medanos Aquifer system, and the Santa Cruz and San Pedro aquifers in Arizona (Texas Water...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Geoelectric and Seismic Data acquired in the Precambrian Granite Gravel Aquifer, Llano Uplift, Central Texas, May 2017 - August 2018

This data release contains geophysical data and well and borehole driller's logs acquired at a small field site in the Llano Uplift of central Texas. The field site is underlain by the unconfined Precambrian Granite Gravel aquifer and the Precambrian Town Mountain Granite bedrock from which the Granite Gravel Aquifer was derived through chemical and mechanical weathering. The data set consists...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Geospatial and survey data for flood-inundation maps in a 23-mile reach of the Medina River at Bandera, Texas, 2018

Digital flood-inundation maps were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District and with the Texas Water Development Board for a 23-mile reach of the Medina River extending from Winans Creek to English Crossing, Texas. The flood-inundation maps represent a range of selected water-surface elevations at USGS...

Date published: January 1, 2019

2015 Irrigated acres feature class for the Upper Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico and Texas, United States and Chihuahua, Mexico

Consumptive use (CU) of water is an important factor for determining water availability and groundwater storage. Many regional stakeholders and water-supply managers in the Upper Rio Grande Basin have indicated CU is of primary concern in their water-management strategies, yet CU data is sparse for this area. This polygon feature class, which represents irrigated acres for 2015, is a...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Detections and concentrations of compounds of emerging concern at water treatment plants and in the Trinity River in or near Dallas, Texas, 2009-13

This data release documents water-quality data obtained as part of an assessment of compounds of emerging concern (CECs) measured in samples collected at potable water and wastewater treatment plants in Dallas and downstream from Dallas in the Trinity River from August 2009 to December 2013 by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the City of Dallas, Dallas Water Utilities. Targeted...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Groundwater-level altitudes and long-term groundwater-level Changes in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers, Houston-Galveston Region, Texas, 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Harris‐Galveston Subsidence District, City of Houston, Fort Bend Subsidence District, and Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District has produced this dataset of groundwater‐level altitudes and groundwater‐level altitude changes in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers in the Houston‐...