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National and local news and technical announcements featuring USGS work in Texas are listed below.

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Date published: March 22, 2019

Online Tool Illustrates Groundwater Resources in Texas Panhandle

An interactive viewer to visualize groundwater resources in Gaines, Terry and Yoakum Counties, Texas, is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Llano Estacado Underground Water Conservation District, Sandy Land Underground Water Conservation District and South Plains Underground Water Conservation District. 

Date published: March 21, 2019

Hydrotech job opening in Lubbock, TX

Update: This position has closed.

Love to work outdoors?  Ready for a job involving opportunities for independence and teamwork maintaining and troubleshooting at the front line of USGS water data collection?   We have a current job opening for a hydrologic technician in our Lubbock office. 

Date published: March 11, 2019

New supervisors for the North Texas Ecology, Gulf Coast Studies, and North Texas Hydrology and Hydraulics sections

The Texas Water Science Center welcomes our three new supervisors: Chris Churchill, the new North Texas Ecology Studies Chief; John Ellis, the new Gulf Coast Studies Section Chief; and Jon Thomas, the new North Texas Hydrology and Hydraulics Studies Chief.    

Date published: October 30, 2018

Hydrotech job openings in Fort Worth, El Paso, and Lubbock offices

Update: These positions have closed.

Looking for a fun and challenging job where you get to spend a lot of your time outdoors?   We have current job openings for hydrologic technicians in our Fort Worth, El Paso, and Lubbock offices. 

Date published: October 16, 2018

USGS Measures Flooding Across Texas

Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they measure flooding? Please contact Jennifer LaVista or Lynne Fahlquist.

Date published: July 9, 2018

Post-Harvey Report Provides Inundation Maps and Flood Details on “Largest Rainfall Event Recorded in US History”

Nineteen inundation maps and detailed flood information from Hurricane Harvey are now available from the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Hurricane Harvey was the most significant rainfall event in U.S. history, both in scope and peak rainfall amounts, since records began in the 1880s.

Date published: May 31, 2018

USGS Hurricane Response Met Challenges in 2017, Prepares for 2018

No one has a crystal ball to foresee what will happen during the 2018 hurricane season that begins June 1, but NOAA forecasters say there’s a 75 percent chance this hurricane season will be at least as busy as a normal year, or busier.

Date published: April 12, 2018

USGS Releases New Web-Based Groundwater Model Visualization Tool

A new U.S. Geological Survey groundwater model visualization tool is now available to help users visualize the inputs and outputs of complex groundwater models across the country.

Date published: April 12, 2018

New App for Lake Houston Provides Real-Time Stream and Water-Quality Data

Real-time water-quality, streamflow and water height information for Lake Houston and the surrounding San Jacinto watershed are now available from a new web application from the U.S. Geological Survey, done in cooperation with the City of Houston.

Date published: April 12, 2018

2018 Lidar Partnership Awards Announced

Collaboration continues to move the 3D Elevation Program forward.

Date published: September 13, 2017

Borehole Geophysical Logs Now Easily Accessible through new USGS Online Map

Digital borehole geophysical logs and related data files are now easily accessible through GeoLog Locator a new web-based, map view and retrieval tool developed by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: September 8, 2017

River Levels Set Records in Texas: USGS Continues to Monitor Rivers in the State Due to Flooding

Editor’s note: this news release will be updated online with more information on the streamgage records being set in Texas as it becomes available.

Rivers and streams reached record levels as a result of Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall, with about 40 U.S. Geological Survey streamgages measuring record peaks.