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Water-level altitudes 2013 and water-level changes in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers and compaction 1973--2012 in the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers, Houston-Galveston region, Texas

Most of the subsidence in the Houston-Galveston region, Texas, has occurred as a direct result of groundwater withdrawals for municipal supply, commercial and industrial use, and irrigation that depressured and dewatered the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers, thereby causing compaction mostly in the clay and silt layers of the aquifer sediments. This...

Kasmarek, Mark C.; Johnson, Michaela R.; Ramage, Jason K.
Water-level altitudes 2013 and water-level changes in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers and compaction 1973--2012 in the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers, Houston-Galveston region, Texas; 2013; SIM; 3263; Kasmarek, Mark C.; Johnson, Michaela R.; Ramage, Jason K.

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A historical perspective on precipitation, drought severity, and streamflow in Texas during 1951-56 and 2011

The intense drought throughout Texas during 2011 resulted in substantial declines in streamflow. By April 2011, nearly all of the State was experiencing severe to extreme drought according to data from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Drought Monitor. By the end of July 2011, more than 75 percent of the State was experiencing exceptional...

Winters, Karl E.
A historical perspective on precipitation, drought severity, and streamflow in Texas during 1951-56 and 2011; 2013; SIR; 2013-5113; Winters, Karl E.

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Water resources of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

In 2005, about 33.8 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) was withdrawn from water sources in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Surface water sources accounted for about 86 percent (29.2 Mgal/d) of all withdrawals whereas groundwater sources accounted for about 14 percent (4.62 Mgal/d). Withdrawals for industrial use accounted for about 42 percent (14.1...

Fendick, Robert B.; Prakken, Larry B.; Griffith, Jason M.
Water resources of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana; 2013; FS; 2013-3012; Fendick, Robert B., Jr.; Prakken, Larry B.; Griffith, Jason M.

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Water resources of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

In 2010, about 85.1 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Surface-water sources accounted for almost all withdrawals; groundwater sources accounted for only 0.04 Mgal/d. Industrial use accounted for about 92 percent of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included public supply,...

Prakken, Larry B.
Water resources of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana; 2013; FS; 2013-3031; Prakken, Larry B.

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Water resources of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

In 2010, about 261 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, almost entirely from surface-water sources. Industrial use accounted for about 97 percent (253 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included public supply, rural domestic, and livestock. Water-use data collected at...

Prakken, Larry B.
Water resources of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana; 2013; FS; 2013-3030; Prakken, Larry B.

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Estimation of volume and mass and of changes in volume and mass of selected chat piles in the Picher mining district, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, 2005-10

From the 1890s through the 1970s the Picher mining district in northeastern Ottawa County, Oklahoma, was the site of mining and processing of lead and zinc ore. When mining ceased in about 1979, as much as 165–300 million tons of mine tailings, locally referred to as “chat,” remained in the Picher mining district. Since 1979, some chat piles have...

Smith, S. Jerrod
Estimation of volume and mass and of changes in volume and mass of selected chat piles in the Picher mining district, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, 2005-10; 2013; SIR; 2013-5011; Smith, S. Jerrod

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A conceptual hydrogeologic model for the hydrogeologic framework, geochemistry, and groundwater-flow system of the Edwards-Trinity and related aquifers in the Pecos County region, Texas

The Edwards-Trinity aquifer is a vital groundwater resource for agricultural, industrial, and municipal uses in the Trans-Pecos region of west Texas. A conceptual model of the hydrogeologic framework, geochemistry, and groundwater-flow system in the 4,700 square-mile study area was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with...

Thomas, Jonathan V.; Stanton, Gregory P.; Bumgarner, Johnathan R.; Pearson, Daniel K.; Teeple, Andrew ; Houston, Natalie A.; Payne, Jason ; Musgrove, MaryLynn
A conceptual hydrogeologic model for the hydrogeologic framework, geochemistry, and groundwater-flow system of the Edwards-Trinity and related aquifers in the Pecos County region, Texas; 2013; FS; 2013-3024; Thomas, Jonathan V.; Stanton, Gregory P.; Bumgarner, Johnathan R.; Pearson, Daniel K.; Teeple, Andrew P.; Houston, Natalie A.; Payne, Jason D.; Musgrove, MaryLynn

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Analysis of environmental setting, surface-water and groundwater data, and data gaps for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Jurisdictional Area, Oklahoma, through 2011

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Jurisdictional Area, consisting of approximately 960 square miles in parts of three counties in central Oklahoma, has an abundance of water resources, being underlain by three principal aquifers (alluvial/terrace, Central Oklahoma, and Vamoosa-Ada), bordered by two major rivers (North Canadian and Canadian),...

Andrews, William J.; Harich, Christopher R.; Smith, S. Jerrod; Lewis, Jason M.; Shivers, Molly J.; Seger, Christian H.; Becker, Carol J.
Analysis of environmental setting, surface-water and groundwater data, and data gaps for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Jurisdictional Area, Oklahoma, through 2011; 2013; SIR; 2013-5010; Andrews, William J.; Harich, Christopher R.; Smith, S. Jerrod; Lewis, Jason M.; Shivers, Molly J.; Seger, Christian H.; Becker, Carol J.

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Return period adjustment for runoff coefficients based on analysis in undeveloped Texas watersheds

The rational method for peak discharge (Qp) estimation was introduced in the 1880s. The runoff coefficient (C) is a key parameter for the rational method that has an implicit meaning of rate proportionality, and the C has been declared a function of the annual return period by various researchers. Rate-based runoff coefficients as a function of...

Dhakal, Nirajan; Fang, Xing; Asquith, William H.; Cleveland, Theodore G.; Thompson, David B.
Return period adjustment for runoff coefficients based on analysis in undeveloped Texas watersheds; 2013; Article; Journal; Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering; Dhakal, Nirajan ; Fang, Xing ; Asquith, William H.; Cleveland, Theodore G.; Thompson, David B.

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Estimated rates of groundwater recharge to the Chicot, Evangeline and Jasper aquifers by using environmental tracers in Montgomery and adjacent counties, Texas, 2008 and 2011

Montgomery County is in the northern part of the Houston, Texas, metropolitan area, the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. As populations have increased since the 1980s, groundwater has become an important resource for public-water supply and industry in the rapidly growing area of Montgomery County. Groundwater...

Oden, Timothy D.; Truini, Margot
Estimated rates of groundwater recharge to the Chicot, Evangeline and Jasper aquifers by using environmental tracers in Montgomery and adjacent counties, Texas, 2008 and 2011; 2013; SIR; 2013-5024; Oden, Timothy D.; Truini, Margot

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Estimation of capture zones and drawdown at the Northwest and West Well Fields, Miami-Dade County, Florida, using an unconstrained Monte Carlo analysis: recent (2004) and proposed conditions

Travel-time capture zones and drawdown for two production well fields, used for drinking-water supply in Miami-Dade County, southeastern Florida, were delineated by the U.S Geological Survey using an unconstrained Monte Carlo analysis. The well fields, designed to supply a combined total of approximately 250 million gallons of water per day, pump...

Brakefield, Linzy K.; Hughes, Joseph D.; Langevin, Christian D.; Chartier, Kevin
Estimation of capture zones and drawdown at the Northwest and West Well Fields, Miami-Dade County, Florida, using an unconstrained Monte Carlo analysis: recent (2004) and proposed conditions; 2013; OFR; 2013-1086; Brakefield, Linzy; Hughes, Joseph D.; Langevin, Christian D.; Chartier, Kevin

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Baseline assessment of physical characteristics, aquatic biota, and selected water-quality properties at the reach and mesohabitat scale for reaches of Big Cypress, Black Cypress, and Little Cypress Bayous, Big Cypress Basin, northeastern Texas, 2010–11

In 2010 and 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Northeast Texas Municipal Water District and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, did a baseline assessment of physical characteristics and aquatic biota (fish and mussels) collected at the mesohabitat scale for reaches of Big Cypress, Black Cypress, and Little...

Braun, Christopher L.; Moring, James B.
Baseline assessment of physical characteristics, aquatic biota, and selected water-quality properties at the reach and mesohabitat scale for reaches of Big Cypress, Black Cypress, and Little Cypress Bayous, Big Cypress Basin, northeastern Texas, 2010–11; 2013; SIR; 2013-5058; Braun, Christopher L.; Moring, James B.

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U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging station 08110500 Navasota River near Easterly, Texas.
June 7, 1934

USGS station 08110500 Navasota Riv. near Easterly, Tex.

U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging station 08110500 Navasota River near Easterly, Texas, looking upstream, June 7, 1934.

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Image: Oklahoma Groundwater Efforts

Oklahoma Groundwater Efforts

Turner Falls, the largest waterfall in Oklahoma, near Davis, Oklahoma. Springs discharging from the Arbuckle-Simpson aquifer into Honey Creek are the source of water to Turner Falls.

Mapping Roadways at Landsat Scale

A satellite flying over this area northwest of Dallas, TX will capture a wide variety of urban and rural activity. The 80-odd square miles seen in the Landsat image on the left includes airports, dense urban centers, suburban and exurban neighborhoods, manufacturing and distribution centers, oil and gas production sites, lakes, forests, wetlands and more.

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Image: Oklahoma Groundwater Efforts

Oklahoma Groundwater Efforts

Hydrogeologists examining the Garber-Wellington aquifer and Hennessey Shale confining unit contact near Arcadia Lake, Oklahoma.

Image: Oklahoma Groundwater Efforts

Oklahoma Groundwater Efforts

Photo of observation well, pressure transducer, and electric water-level tape in Norman, Oklahoma.

Image: Oklahoma Groundwater Efforts

Oklahoma Groundwater Efforts

USGS Hydrologists using the USGS Well Flowmeter and Downhole Sampler on a well in Moore, Oklahoma. More info can be found in Fact Sheet 2005-3111 (PDF).

Image: Oklahoma Groundwater Efforts

Oklahoma Groundwater Efforts

USGS Student Jessica Magers examining outcrop of the Rush Springs aquifer in Caddo County, Oklahoma for arsenic and other metals concentration.

Image: Texas Orthorectified Landsat State Mosaic

Texas Orthorectified Landsat State Mosaic

This image was created using Tri-Decadal Global Landsat Orthorectified ETM+ Pan-Sharpened data, and draped with National Elevation Dataset (NED) data.

Visit the Landsat Missions website to learn more about Landsat.

Image: USGS staff verify measurments taken on the San Saba River in Texas

USGS staff verify measurments taken on the San Saba River in Texas

USGS staff checking the streamgage equipment on the San Saba River in Texas.

Image: Sinkhole in Daisetta, Texas

Sinkhole in Daisetta, Texas

Collapse sinkhole in a salt dome in Daisetta, Texas (September 2008). Salt is particularly susceptible to rapid dissolution causing large bowl-shaped sinkholes. Injection of fluids into this salt dome increased the dissolution of the salt causing a 60-foot deep sinkhole that covered several acres and destroyed many buildings.

Image: Early USGS streamgage on the San Saba river in Texas

Early USGS streamgage on the San Saba river in Texas

An early streamgage is used to measure water levels on San Saba River. USGS crews would visit this equipment to collect water level readings.