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Image shows a cross-section of a drill core, held in two gloved hands
September 12, 2015

Eagle Ford Drill Core

A drill core from near Waco, Texas. This core was drilled by USGS during field work for an oil and gas assessment for the Eagle Ford of the Gulf Coast Basins. Cores like these provide information on the various rock layers, such as their make-up, their age, etc.

The USGS assesses undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources for the onshore United

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miles downstream from Farm to Market Road 669 bridge over Double Mountain Fork Brazos River, Justiceburg, Texas, Garza County.
August 4, 2015

FM 669 bridge over Double Mountain Fork Brazos River

Location is about 9 miles downstream from Farm to Market Road 669 bridge over Double Mountain Fork Brazos River near Justiceburg, Texas, in Garza County.
USGS SIR 2016–5032

Location is about 8 miles downstream from Farm to Market Road 669 bridge over Double Mountain Fork Brazos River near Justiceburg
August 4, 2015

FM 669 bridge over Double Mountain Fork Brazos River

Location is about 8 miles downstream from Farm to Market Road 669 bridge over Double Mountain Fork Brazos River near Justiceburg, Texas, in Garza County.
USGS SIR 2016–5032

Location is about 11 miles downstream from Farm to Market Road 669 bridge over Double Mountain Fork Brazos River.
August 4, 2015

11 miles from FM 669 bridge Double Mt. Fork Brazos River

Location is about 11 miles downstream from Farm to Market Road 669 bridge over Double Mountain Fork Brazos River near Justiceburg, Texas, in Garza County.
USGS SIR 2016–5032

Location is about 3 miles downstream from U.S. Highway 84 bridge over Double Mountain Fork Brazos River near Justiceburg, Texas.
August 4, 2015

U.S. Highway 84 bridge over Double Mountain Fork Brazos River

Location is about 3 miles downstream from U.S. Highway 84 bridge over Double Mountain Fork Brazos River near Justiceburg, Texas, in Garza County.
USGS SIR 2016–5032

5 miles downstream from Farm to Market Road 669 bridge over Double Mountain Fork Brazos River near Justiceburg, Texas.
August 4, 2015

5 miles from FM Road 669 bridge Double Mt. Fork Brazos River

Location is about 5 miles downstream from Farm to Market Road 669 bridge over Double Mountain Fork Brazos River near Justiceburg, Texas, in Garza County.
USGS SIR 2016–5032

Two men collecting groundwater samples at a public well in the middle of a grassy field in Texas
July 28, 2015

Scientists Sampling Groundwater from a Public Supply Well in Texas

USGS scientists collecting water quality samples at a public-supply well in Texas, overlying the Eagle Ford shale production area.

Wide brown river on the left with a few scattered trees; wide low grassy bank to the right
June 4, 2015

Trinity River at Dallas

View from bridge at USGS 08057000, Trinity River at Dallas

Image: Memorial Day Flood in Texas
May 31, 2015

Memorial Day Flood in Texas

Road and bridge damage on the Blanco River near Blanco, Texas, from the Memorial Day 2015 Flood.

May 24, 2015

Texas Flood Surveys

Hydrologists from Arizona aid the Texas Water Science Center in gathering measurements and other information after the catastrophic Blanco River flooding event that swept Austin, Texas.

This image shows a damaged street sign and flood debris left behind by record flood waters of the Blanco River near Martindale,
May 24, 2015

Blanco River 2015 Memorial Weekend Flood

Picturesque rivers of the Texas Hill Country can turn into raging torrents in the part of Texas known as Flash Flood Alley when storms drop many inches of rain in the river watersheds. This image shows a damaged street sign and flood debris left behind by record flood waters of the Blanco River near Martindale, TX on Memorial weekend, 2015.

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USGS
June 25, 2007

Watch history in action as U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists share the secrets of sampling for metals in water with the Indian Tribes from Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Region VI.

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June 5, 2007

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in collaboration with National Weather Service (NWS), other Federal partners, and State and local stakeholders, has recently strengthened, or "hardened," 39 streamgages along the Texas Gulf Coast. 

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October 12, 2006

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released new data that illustrate the arrival of the massive dome of flood water that inundated much of southwest coastal Louisiana just before, during and after landfall of Hurricane Rita last fall. 

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August 8, 2006

A report published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) contains a regional map and an associated database that inventory 36 locations of reported natural asbestos and fibrous amphibole occurrences in the central United States.

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June 5, 2006

Today, June 5, 2006, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announces the recipients of the third year of the Mineral Resources External Research Program, a grant and/or cooperative agreement opportunity designed to support minerals research. 

USGS
August 1, 2005

In its latest report on water use in the United States, the USGS looked at the nation's dependence on ground water. The report entitled Estimated Withdrawals from Principal Aquifers in the United States, 2000, provides details of ground-water withdrawals and use from principal aquifers in each state.

USGS
June 22, 2005

The shiny black coating applied to parking lots and driveways has extremely high concentrations of a chemical compound that can affect the quality of water in urban areas, according to a recent joint USGS and City of Austin study.

USGS
September 16, 2004

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are closely watching the Gulf of Mexico shoreline to understand the impact of Hurricane Ivan. The shoreline in the Gulf is particularly vulnerable to storm surge and coastal change during hurricanes because of the low elevation, shoreline retreat and subsidence in the Mississippi Delta regions.

USGS
June 7, 2004

A new assessment of shoreline change on the Gulf of Mexico, released today by the U.S. Geological Survey, shows that 61 percent of the Gulf Coast shoreline is eroding. Some areas are losing sand more rapidly than others and some areas are actually gaining sand.

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April 26, 2004

Farmlands, wetlands, forests and deserts that composed the American landscape in the early 20th century have frequently been transformed during the past 30 years into mushrooming metropolitan areas as urbanization spreads across the country.

USGS
April 26, 2004

Farmlands, wetlands, forests and deserts that composed the American landscape in the early 20th century have frequently been transformed during the past 30 years into mushrooming metropolitan areas as urbanization spreads across the country.

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February 9, 2004

A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) describes changes that have taken place in the High Plains aquifer from the time that significant ground-water pumping began in the 1940’s to the year 2000.