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A study of salt‐water encroachment in the Galveston Area, Texas

June 1, 1934

A survey of the ground‐water resources of the region in which Houston and Galveston are situated was started in December 1930 by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the Texas Board of Water Engineers. In connection with this survey a special study is being made of the geochemical relations of the ground‐waters of an area about 25 miles wide and 90 miles long, extending from Galveston northwestward through Houston. This study considers the influence on the ground‐waters of the age and degree of weathering of the outcrop formations, base‐exchange materials, salt‐domes, and salt‐water encroachment. In this paper, however, attention is confined to salt‐water encroachment along the line from Galveston to Houston (Fig. 1).

Citation Information

Publication Year 1934
Title A study of salt‐water encroachment in the Galveston Area, Texas
DOI 10.1029/TR015i002p00432
Authors Samuel F. Turner, Margaret D. Foster
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
Series Number
Index ID 70221683
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization