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

Flood Inundation Geospatial data 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

Time-Domain Electromagnetic Data Used in the Hydrogeologic Framework Development and Refinement for the Ogallala and Edwards-Trinity Aquifers In and Near Gaines, Terry, and Yoakum Counties, Texas

Declining groundwater levels in and near Gaines, Yoakum, and Terry Counties in the Texas Panhandle have raised concerns about the amount of available groundwater and the potential for water-quality changes resulting from dewatering and increased vertical groundwater movement between adjacent water-bearing hydrogeologic units. More than 9,800 well records, such as geophysical logs, drilling...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Inundation layers for the Brazos 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

A Database of Peak Streamflow Derived from Interpretations of Indirect Measurements for a Crest-Stage Gage Network in Texas through Water Year 2015

In 2006, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation, began collecting annual and approximately quarterly-series peak streamflow data at streamflow-gaging stations in small- to medium-sized watersheds in central and western Texas, along with selected flood-hydrograph data at a subset of these stations. The data were primarily collected from a...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Inundation layers for the San Bernard 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

Data Used to Assess the Hydrogeologic Framework with Emphasis on the Ogallala and Edwards-Trinity Aquifers, in and Near Gaines, Terry, and Yoakum Counties, Texas, 2018

More than 11,500 well records, such as geophysical logs, drilling descriptions, and published hydrogeologic framework information, were evaluated to help characterize the framework of hydrogeologic units in and near Gaines, Terry, and Yoakum Counties, Texas. Additional geophysical data were collected to improve the spatial coverage across the study area and to reduce uncertainty with regard to...

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 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

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

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...