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, 2017

Water-Level Measurement Data, Water-Level Altitude and Long-term Water-Level Altitude Change Contours (2017) in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper Aquifers, Houston-Galveston Region, Texas

The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District, City of Houston, Fort Bend Subsidence District, and Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District created this dataset that provides water‐level measurements, altitudes, and changes in water-level altitudes in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers in the Houston‐Galveston region,...

Date published: January 1, 2017

14.86 km Profiles of the Electric and Self-potential Fields Measured in the Lower Guadalupe River Channel, Texas Interior Gulf Coastal Plain, September 2016

This data release consists of three geophysical data sets measured in the lower Guadalupe River channel, south-central Texas, and one supplementary geophysical data set measured in a laboratory. The lower Guadalupe River is incised into the outcrop of the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer in south-central Texas. The river and the aquifer are hydraulically connected across the outcrop, although the...

Date published: January 1, 2017

The importance of parameterization when simulating the hydrologic response of vegetative land-use change, SWAT simulation

The Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model was used to simulate the hydrologic response of a watershed in south-central Texas within the Honey Creek State Natural Area for the time period 2001 to 2010; the simulation was focused on simulating the hydrologic outcomes of brush management. Specifically a SWAT2012 (Arnold et al., 2012) model of the watershed was built using the ArcSWAT tool (...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Time-Domain Electromagnetic Data Collected in the U.S. Part of the Mesilla Basin/Conejos-Médanos Aquifer System in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, and El Paso County, Texas, November 2012

The transboundary Mesilla Basin/Conejos-Médanos aquifer system was identified as one of the priority transboundary aquifer systems for additional study by the United States and Mexico U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Act of 2006 (United States-Mexico Transboundary Aquifer Act, Public Law 109-448). As one of the largest rechargeable groundwater systems by total available...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Cumulative Compaction of Subsurface Sediments (2016) in Thirteen Extensometers Completed 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, Fort Bend Subsidence District, and Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District has produced this dataset of compaction values in the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers in the Houston‐Galveston region, Texas. This dataset shows compaction values of subsurface sediments (...

Date published: December 21, 2016

Reanalysis of the Medina/Diversion Lake System Water-Budget, with Estimated Recharge to Edwards Aquifer, San Antonio Area, Texas

In 2004, a hydrologic water-budget analysis was conducted and the results published in the report, Water-Budget Analysis of Medina and Diversion Lakes and the Medina/Diversion Lake System, With Estimated Recharge to the Edwards Aquifer, San Antonio Area, Texas. This data release contains the hydrologic water-budget data used in a reanalysis of the data as well as the results of the reanalysis...

Date published: June 26, 2016

Cumulative Compaction of Subsurface Sediments (2015) in Thirteen Extensometers 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, Fort Bend Subsidence District, and Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District has produced this dataset of compaction values in the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers in the Houston‐Galveston region, Texas. This dataset shows compaction values of subsurface sediments (...

Date published: March 24, 2016

DATA Water-Level Measurement Data Collected during 2015-2016 and Approximate Long-term Water-Level Altitude Changes of Wells Screened in the Chicot, Jasper, 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, Fort Bend Subsidence District, and Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District has produced this dataset of water‐level altitudes and water‐level changes in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers in the Houston‐Galveston region, Texas.This...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Sediment-quality and water-toxicity data from 10 sites on the Westside creeks and San Antonio River, San Antonio, Texas, 2014

Sediment samples and samples for water-toxicity testing were collected during 2014 from several streams in San Antonio, Texas known locally as the Westside creeks (Alazán, Apache, Martínez, and San Pedro Creeks) and from the San Antonio River. Samples were collected once during base-flow and again after periods of storm-water runoff (post-storm conditions) to determine...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Concentrations of glyphosate and atrazine compounds in 100 Midwest United States streams in 2013

Temporal patterns in glyphosate and atrazine concentrations were measured weekly by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) during the 2013 growing season in 100 small streams in the Midwestern United States. Concentrations also were measured every 2 days at a subset of 8 of the sites, all located in Missouri. Glyphosate was detected more frequently in urban streams than in agricultural streams, and...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Reanalysis of the Medina/Diversion Lake System Water-Budget, with Estimated Recharge to Edwards Aquifer, San Antonio Area, Texas

In 2004, a hydrologic water-budget analysis was conducted and the results published in the report, Water-Budget Analysis of Medina and Diversion Lakes and the Medina/Diversion Lake System, With Estimated Recharge to the Edwards Aquifer, San Antonio Area, Texas (SIR 2004-5209)(Slattery and Miller, 2004). This data release contains the hydrologic water-budget data used in a reanalysis of the...