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: 1964

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.

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Hydrologic studies of small watersheds, Honey Creek basin, Collin and Grayson Counties, Texas, 1953-1959

This report presents the results of an investigation into the effects of floodwaterretarding structures in the 39 square miles of the Honey Creek basin above the stream-gaging station near McKinney, during the period October 1952 to September 1959. The number of such structures in the study area was increased from 2 to 12 during the investigation...

Gilbert, Clarence R.; Commons, G.G.; Koberg, G.E.; Kennon, F.W.
Hydrologic studies of small watersheds, Honey Creek basin, Collin and Grayson Counties, Texas, 1953-1959; 1964; WSP; 1779-F; Gilbert, Clarence R.; Commons, G. G.; Koberg, G. E.; Kennon, F. W.

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Natural sources of salinity in the Brazos River, Texas with particular reference to the Croton and salt Croton Creek basins

The average daily load of the Brazos River at Possum Kingdom Reservoir is about 2,800 tons of dissolved solids, of which 1,000 tons is chloride. More than 85 percent of the chloride load is contributed by the Salt Fork Brazos River, and more than 50 percent of the chloride load of the Brazos River originates from salt springs and seeps in Croton...

Baker, R.C.; Hughes, Leon S.; Yost, I.D.

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Surface water records of Texas, 1963

No abstract available.

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Effects of drought in central and south Texas: Chapter C in Drought in the Southwest, 1942-56

The effects of drought upon ground-water storage and discharge, and upon streamflow, vary tremendously in the central third of Texas (the area from the Panhandle to the Gulf of Mexico). Extremes are represented by (a) the Llano Estacado, where the drought had negligible effect upon ground-water resources, which are being progressively depleted by...

Thomas, H.E.
Drought in the Southwest, 1942-56; Effects of drought in central and south Texas; 1963; PP; 372-C; USGS NUMBERED SERIES; Drought in the Southwest, 1942-56; Thomas, H. E.; and others

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Floods of April-June 1957 in Texas and adjacent states

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Yost, Ivan Dale
Floods of April-June 1957 in Texas and adjacent states; 1963; WSP; 1652-B; Yost, Ivan Dale

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Floods on White Rock Creek above White Rock Lake at Dallas, Texas

The White Rock Creek watershed within the city limits of Dallas , Texas, presents problems not unique in the rapid residential and industrial development encountered by many cities throughout the United States. The advantages of full development of the existing area within a city before expanding city boundaries, are related to both economics and...

Gilbert, Clarence R.
Floods on White Rock Creek above White Rock Lake at Dallas, Texas; 1963; OFR; 63-36; Gilbert, Clarence R.

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Geology and ground-water resources of Hale County, Texas

Hale County, in the southern High Plains of Texas, has an area of 1,033 square miles. The land surface is one of low relief, and the regional slope is about 10 feet per mile toward the southeast. Surface runoff drains into numerous playa lakes and two intermittent streams: Running Water Draw and the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River. The...

Cronin, J.G.; Wells, Lloyd C.
Geology and ground-water resources of Hale County, Texas; 1963; WSP; 1539-U; Cronin, J. G.; Wells, Lloyd C.