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: March 26, 2020

Concentrations of pesticides in sediment in 82 streams and in biofilms in 54 streams in California in 2017

Hydrophobic (sediment-associated) pesticides were measured in sediment samples collected from 82 wadeable streams and in biofilm in 54 of those streams in the Central California Foothills and Coastal Mountains ecoregion.115 current-use and 3 legacy pesticides were measured in stream sediment; 93 of the current-use pesticides and the same 3 legacy pesticides were measured in biofilm. On aver...

Date published: March 4, 2020

Towards reproducible environmental modeling for decision support: a worked example

Supporting datasets for the associated journal publication "Towards reproducible environmental modeling for decision support: a worked example". Includes source codes for the version of PEST++ and MODFLOW-2005 used, the pyEMU and FloPy python modules and the driver script "eaa.py". Also included are the existing MODFLOW-2005 models supplied the Edwards Aquifer Authority

Date published: February 26, 2020

Evapotranspiration Measured at two Rangeland sites in Victoria County, South-Central Texas, 2015-2018

The U.S. Geological Survey and Desert Research Institute, in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, Victoria County Groundwater Conservation District, Victoria Soil and Water Conservation District, and the San Antonio River Authority, evaluated the hydrologic effects of Vachellia farnesiana var. farnesiana (huisach

Date published: February 4, 2020

Waterborne self-potential logging data for remote detection of groundwater and surface water exchanges: Laboratory experiments and field experiments in the Quashnet River, Massachusetts, October 2017 – September, 2019.

This data release contains waterborne self-potential (SP) logging data measured during 48 laboratory experiments and three field experiments that were performed to develop an efficient, accurate method for detecting (in the laboratory) and geolocating (in the field) focused vertical groundwater discharge (surface-water gains) and recharge (surface-water losses) in a river. T

Date published: January 1, 2020

Estimated Annual Recharge to the Edwards Aquifer in the San Antonio Area, by Stream Basin or Ungaged Area, 1934-2019

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 provid

Date published: December 18, 2019

Texas Water Dashboard

The Texas Water Dashboard presents USGS real-time stream, lake and reservoir, precipitation and groundwater data for more than 850 USGS real-time observation stations in Texas.

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 obt...

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. Chara

Date published: September 30, 2019

Nutrients, Escherichia coli, and microbial source tracking markers in surface-water and known-source samples collected in Salado Creek and its watershed near Salado, Texas, 2018

Concerns exist that the degradation of water quality in Salado Creek near Salado, Texas could adversely affect recreational uses and harm salamander populations that live in and near springs that discharge into the stream. Salado is part of the rapidly growing Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area; land-use changes in the Salado Creek watershed could adversely affect water quality in Salado Creek. St...

Date published: September 16, 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. Targete...

Date published: September 16, 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‐Gal

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