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: January 1, 2018

Depth to Groundwater Measured from Wells Completed in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper Aquifers, Houston-Galveston Region, Texas, 2018

This dataset documents for 2018 the depth to groundwater measured in wells screened in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers in the Houston‐Galveston region, Texas. The U.S. Geological Survey prepared this dataset in cooperation with the Harris‐Galveston Subsidence District, City of Houston, Fort Bend Subsidence District, and Lone Star Groundwater Conservation...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Inundation layers for the Neches River for the August and September 2017 flood event in Texas

Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas on August 25 as a category 4 hurricane with wind gusts exceeding 150 miles per hour. As Harvey moved inland the forward motion of the storm slowed down and produced tremendous rainfall amounts to southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana. Historic flooding occurred in Texas and Louisiana as a result of the widespread, heavy rainfall over...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Water-quality data from Bell County, Texas, 1978-2017

Between 2012 and 2015, water-quality samples were collected by the USGS in cooperation with the Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District (CUWCD), the Bell County Adaptive Management Coalition (BCAMC), and other entities, with a primary goal of characterizing the groundwater resources in Bell County, Texas. Water resources associated with the northern segment of the Edwards aquifer...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Inundation layers for the Coastal basins for the August and September 2017 flood event in Texas

Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas on August 25 as a category 4 hurricane with wind gusts exceeding 150 miles per hour. As Harvey moved inland the forward motion of the storm slowed down and produced tremendous rainfall amounts to southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana. Historic flooding occurred in Texas and Louisiana as a result of the widespread, heavy rainfall over...

Date published: January 1, 2018

The use of Continuous Resistivity Profiling to Evaluate Geomorphologic Controls on Aquifer Recharge in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain from Money to Steiner, Mississippi, August 2016 to November 2016

In cooperation with more than 10 local, State, and Federal stakeholders, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) is studying the aquifer systems in and near the Mississippi River alluvial plain (https://www2.usgs.gov/water/lowermississippigulf/map/index.html). This data release consists of continuous resistivity...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Water-Quality Data Characterizing the San Antonio Segment of the Edwards Aquifer With an Emphasis on Processes Influencing Nutrient and Pesticide Concentrations and Factors Affecting Aquifer Vulnerability, 2010-2016

This data release documents water-quality data collected from April 2010 through December 2016 by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the San Antonio Water System from across the San Antonio segment of the Edwards aquifer with particular emphasis on nutrients and pesticides. Additional data regarding inorganic compounds and selected stable isotopes were obtained to provide a...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Inundation layers for the Pine Island Bayou for the August and September 2017 flood event in Texas

Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas on August 25 as a category 4 hurricane with wind gusts exceeding 150 miles per hour. As Harvey moved inland the forward motion of the storm slowed down and produced tremendous rainfall amounts to southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana. Historic flooding occurred in Texas and Louisiana as a result of the widespread, heavy rainfall over...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Land-Cover, Surface-water, and Streambed-sediment data Collected Upstream from and Within an Area of Oil and Natural-Gas Production, South Texas, 2008-17

The extensive development of oil and natural-gas resources in south Texas during the past 10 years has led to questions regarding possible environmental effects of processes associated with oil and natural-gas production, in particular the process of hydraulic fracturing, on water and other natural resources. Part of the lower San Antonio River watershed intersects an area of oil and natural-...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Inundation layers for the San Jacinto River for the August and September 2017 flood event in Texas

Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas on August 25 as a category 4 hurricane with wind gusts exceeding 150 miles per hour. As Harvey moved inland the forward motion of the storm slowed down and produced tremendous rainfall amounts to southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana. Historic flooding occurred in Texas and Louisiana as a result of the widespread, heavy rainfall over...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Inundation layers for the Sabine River and tributaries for the August and September 2017 flood event in Texas

Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas on August 25 as a category 4 hurricane with wind gusts exceeding 150 miles per hour. As Harvey moved inland the forward motion of the storm slowed down and produced tremendous rainfall amounts to southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana. Historic flooding occurred in Texas and Louisiana as a result of the widespread, heavy rainfall over...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Geospatial Dataset of the Geologic Framework and Hydrostratigraphy of the Edwards and Trinity Aquifers within Hays County, Texas at 1:24,000 scale

The Texas Water Development Board classifies the karstic Edwards and Trinity aquifers as major sources of water in south-central Texas. To effectively manage the water resources in the area, detailed maps and descriptions of the geologic framework and hydrostratigraphic units of the aquifers outcropping in Hays County, Tex. are needed. In 2016 and 2018, the U.S. Geological Survey, in...

Date published: October 31, 2017

Biological and physical data for zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) veligers collected from a coupled lake-stream ecosystem in north Texas, 2012-2014

Concentrations, dispersal, and body conditions of zebra mussel veligers were studied under different volumetric flow, or discharge, conditions in a coupled lake-stream ecosystem in northern Texas, USA.   Increased discharge appears to reduce the proportion of viable veligers because of increased turbulence-induced mortality.