Texas Water Science Center

Publications

Scientific reports, journal articles, or general interest publications by USGS scientists in the Texas Water Science Center are listed below. Publications span from 1898 to the present.

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Year Published: 1965

Preliminary report on investigation of salt springs and seeps in a portion of the Permian Basin in Texas

The Permian Basin (fig. 1) comprises a large area in the southern midcontinent region and includes major portions of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Within this basin brine springs and seeps discharge more than 20,000 tons per day of sodium chloride (common table salt). This brine contaminates many streams greatly impairing the utility of...

Stevens, P.R.; Hardt, W.F.
Preliminary report on investigation of salt springs and seeps in a portion of the Permian Basin in Texas; 1965; OFR; 65-153; Stevens, P. R.; Hardt, W. F.

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Reconnaissance of the chemical quality of surface waters of the Sabine River Basin, Texas and Louisiana

The Sabine River basin has an abundant supply .of surface water of excellent quality. The basin area of 9,700 square miles receives an average of about 48 inches of rainfall per year, of which about 13 inches flows to the Gulf of Mexico. Variations in the chemical quality of the surface waters in the Sabine River basin are caused principally by...

Hughes, Leon S.; Leifeste, D.K.
Reconnaissance of the chemical quality of surface waters of the Sabine River Basin, Texas and Louisiana; 1965; WSP; 1809-H; Hughes, Leon S.; Leifeste, D. K.

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Streamflow characteristics of the Brazos River basin, Texas

Goines, W.H.
Streamflow characteristics of the Brazos River basin, Texas; 1965; OFR; 65-64; Goines, W. H.

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Surface water records of Texas, 1964

The surface-water records for the 1964 water year for gaging stations, partial-record stations, miscellaneous sites, and base-flow studies within the State of Texas are given in this report. For convenience there are also included records for a few pertinent gaging stations in bordering States. The records were collected and computed by the Water...

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Water quality records in Texas, 1964

No abstract available.

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A summary of the occurrence and development of ground water in the southern High Plains of Texas

The Southern High Plains of Texas occupies an area of about 22,000 square miles in n'Orthwest Texas, extending fr'Om the Canadian River southward. about 250 miles and fr'Om the New Mexico line eastward an average distance of about 120 miles. The economy of the area is dependent largely upon irrigated agriculture, and in 1958 about 44,000...

Cronin, J.G.; Myers, B.N.
A summary of the occurrence and development of ground water in the southern High Plains of Texas; 1964; WSP; 1693; Cronin, J. G.; Myers, B. N.

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Chemical quality of surface waters in the Brazos River basin in Texas

The Brazos River basin, which makes up 15 percent of the land area of Texas, extends from the High Plains, where altitudes reach 4,200 feet and the average precipitation ranges from 15 to 20 inches a year, to the Gulf of Mexico where the annual rainfall is 45-^50 inches. Large reservoirs have been built in the Brazos River basin, but the use of...

Irelan, Burdge; Mendieta, H.B.
Chemical quality of surface waters in the Brazos River basin in Texas; 1964; WSP; 1779-K; Irelan, Burdge; Mendieta, H. B.

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Geology and ground-water resources of Uvalde County, Texas

The principal aquifer in Uvalde County is the Edwards and associated limestones of Cretaceous age. The aquifer underlies an extensive area in south-central Texas extending along the Balcones fault zone from Kinney County eastward to San Antonio, and thence northeastward to Hays County. The hydrologic unit making up the Edwards and associated...

Welder, F.A.; Reeves, R.D.
Geology and ground-water resources of Uvalde County, Texas; 1964; WSP; 1584; Welder, F. A.; Reeves, R. D.

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Ground-water resources of the lower Mesilla Valley, Texas and New Mexico

The lower Mesilla Valley extends southward from the vicinity of Anthony, Tex., to the gorge of the Rio Grande north of El Paso and westward from the Franklin Mountains to the east edge of La Mesa. The increase in the use of ground water for the public water supply of El Paso and for supplemental irrigation, when the surface-water allotments were...

Leggat, E.R.; Lowry, M.E.; Hood, J.W.
Ground-water resources of the lower Mesilla Valley, Texas and New Mexico; 1964; WSP; 1669-AA; USGS NUMBERED SERIES; Contributions to the hydrology of the United States, 1962; Leggat, E. R.; Lowry, M. E.; Hood, J. W.

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Ground-water resources of the lower Rio Grande Valley area, Texas

The report contains information about the occurrence, quality, and use of ground water in the Lower Rio Grande Valley area which consists of Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy Counties in southern Texas. The principal use of water in the area is for irrigation. The principal irrigated crops are cotton, winter vegetables, and citrus fruits. In...

Baker, R.C.; Dale, O.C.
Ground-water resources of the lower Rio Grande Valley area, Texas; 1964; WSP; 1653; Baker, R. C.; Dale, O. C.