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: 1944

Exploratory water-well drilling in the Houston District, Texas

In the spring and summer of 1939 a program of exploratory drilling wad undertaken in the Houston district, Tx., in conjunction with a general initiation of the water resources of the district. The main purposes of the program were to determine the thickness and character of water-bearing sands down to a maximum depth of 2,000 feet, the chemical...

Rose, Nicholas A.; White, W.N.; Livingston, Penn Poore
Exploratory water-well drilling in the Houston District, Texas; 1944; WSP; 889-D; Rose, Nicholas A.; White, W. N.; Livingston, Penn Poore.

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Geology and ground-water resources of the Big Spring area, Texas

This report gives the principal results of an investigation of ground water in the Big Spring area, Texas. Big Spring, the county seat of Howard County, has an estimated population of about 16,000. It is situated on the Texas & Pacific Ry. and United States Highway No. 80 in western Texas, about 280 miles west of Fort Worth and along the...

Livingston, Penn Poore; Bennett, Robert R.
Geology and ground-water resources of the Big Spring area, Texas; 1944; WSP; 913; Livingston, Penn Poore; Bennett, Robert R.

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Ground-water resources of the Houston district, Texas

This report covers the current phase of an investigation of the supply of ground water available for the Houston district and adjacent region, Texas,- that has been in progress during the past 10 years. The field operations included routine inventories of pumpage, measurements of water levels in observation wells and collection of other hydrologic...

White, Walter N.; Rose, N.A.; Guyton, William F.
Ground-water resources of the Houston district, Texas; 1944; WSP; 889-C; White, Walter N.; Rose, N. A.; Guyton, William F.

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Texas floods of 1938 and 1939

In January, June, and July 1938, and June 1939 parts of Texas experienced floods that exceeded previously recorded stages at many places and that were unusually high over reaches of several hundred miles on the streams of the State. This report presents records of precipitation at several hundred places; 10 isohyetal maps; records of peak stages...

Breeding, Seth D.; Dalrymple, Tate
Texas floods of 1938 and 1939; 1944; WSP; 914; Breeding, Seth D.; Dalrymple, Tate

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Geology and ground-water resources of the Balmorhea area, western Texas

Balmorhea is the center of a thriving farming community, the lands of which are irrigated with water derived chiefly from large springs but partly from the storm flow of Toyah Creek. The storm flow of the creek and a part of the winter flow of the springs is stored in a reservoir near Balmorhea and used later to supplement the flow of the springs...

White, Walter N.; Gale, H.S.; Nye, S. Spencer
Geology and ground-water resources of the Balmorhea area, western Texas; 1941; WSP; 849-C; White, Walter N.; Gale, H. S.; Nye, S. Spencer.

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Geology and ground-water resources of the Lufkin area, Texas

This report covers Angelina County, Texas, of which Lufkin is the county seat, and parts of Nacogdoches and other adjacent counties. The area is underlain by a series of sands, clays, and shales of Eocene age that dip, in general, southward at an angle a little greater than that of the land surface, which also slopes southward, thus creating...

White, Walter N.; Sayre, A.N.; Heuser, J.F.
Geology and ground-water resources of the Lufkin area, Texas; 1941; WSP; 849-A; White, Walter N.; Sayre, A. N.; Heuser, J. F.

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Major Texas floods of 1935

In localities where highly mineralized water is present in beds above and below the beds that yield the supplies of fresh water it is necessary to be able to locate leaks in wells in order to know whether the wells are being contaminated through holes in the casings or whether the fresh water supply is failing. Four general methods of detecting...

Dalrymple, Tate
Major Texas floods of 1935; 1939; WSP; 796-G; Dalrymple, Tate

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Year Published: 1939

Summary of records of surface waters of Texas, 1898-1937

The first gaging station In Texas urns established on the Rio Grande at El Paso on May 10, 1889, under the provisions of the Act of Congress of October 2, 1888, which authorized the organization of the Irrigation Survey by the United States Geological Survey. A few miscellaneous measurements of streams In central Texas, between Del Rio and Austin...

Ellsworth, Clarence E.
Summary of records of surface waters of Texas, 1898-1937; 1939; WSP; 850; Ellsworth, Clarence E.

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Year Published: 1938

Quality of water of the Rio Grande Basin above Fort Quitman, Texas, analytical data

Scofield, Carl S.
Quality of water of the Rio Grande Basin above Fort Quitman, Texas, analytical data; 1938; WSP; 839; Scofield, Carl S.

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Year Published: 1937

Geology and ground-water resources of Duval County, Texas

Duval County is situated in southern Texas, 100 to 150 miles south of San Antonio and about midway between Corpus Christi, on the Gulf of Mexico, and Laredo, on the Rio Grande. The county lies on the Coastal Plain, which for the most part is low and relatively featureless. Between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande in this part of Texas the plain...

Sayre, Albert Nelson
Geology and ground-water resources of Duval County, Texas; 1937; WSP; 776; Sayre, Albert Nelson

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Geology and ground-water resources of Webb County, Texas

Webb County is in southwestern Texas and is a part of the Winter Garden district. The purpose of the investigation here recorded was to determine the source, quantity, and quality of the ground water used for irrigation and other purposes in the area.

Lonsdale, John T.; Day, James R.
Geology and ground-water resources of Webb County, Texas; 1937; WSP; 778; Lonsdale, John T.; Day, James R.

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Geology and ground-water resources of Uvalde and Medina Counties, Texas

This report is based on an investigation by the United States Geological Survey, the Texas State Board of Water Engineers, and the Texas State Board of Health to determine the ground-water resources of Uvalde and Medina Counties, especially in relation to irrigation, both in these counties and in the counties to the south where water is obtained...

Sayre, Albert Nelson
Geology and ground-water resources of Uvalde and Medina Counties, Texas; 1936; WSP; 678; Sayre, Albert Nelson