Water Resources of Texas
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Water information is gathered by the USGS Texas Water Science Center to minimize the loss of life and property from natural disasters, to contribute to the conservation and sound economic and physical development of the Nation's natural resources, and to enhance the quality of life by monitoring water, biological, energy, and mineral resources.
The USGS provides real-time stream stage and stream flow, water quality, and groundwater levels for more than 650 sites in Texas.
Quick Link to Real-Time DataView site list: SW | GW | QW
Spotlight on: Texas WSC Response to Recent Flooding
When the water is rising, USGS hydrologic technicians head to the field.
They ensure gages continue to function (or are repaired quickly) when the data is most needed by stakeholders. They also collect high-water-level measurements to ensure that equipment is accurately measuring streamflow.
Part of the mission of the USGS is to provide the data needed to minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters. Flood measurements and real-time data collected by USGS are a key part of that mission.
May 2015 Response by the numbers
280 Sites have been visited
500 streamflow measurements have been made
26 New peaks have been recorded
Based on provisional data as of 6/1/2015
Spotlight on: Scientific Publications
Concentrations of Selected Constituents in Surface-Water and Streambed-Sediment Samples Collected From Streams In and Near an Area of Oil and Natural-Gas Development, South-Central Texas, 2011-13By Stephen P. Opsahl and Cassi L. CrowData Series 836
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Spotlight on: Water Science Seminars
Tuesday Jun 30, 11 am
Data Management Tools and Strategies to Facilitate Collaboration Among Diverse Partners
See upcoming seminars or browse the seminar archive at http://tx.usgs.gov/about/seminars.html.
To be alerted to upcoming seminars and other USGS information, email email@example.com.
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Texas Geology Web Map Viewer
Do you know where to find extinct volcanoes or where the dinosaurs once roamed in Texas? Can you find where unconventional oil and gas formations are present at the land surface?
A new interactive map viewer displaying the geology of Texas will help you explore what’s under your feet and across the state!
The new map viewer is an interactive web-based tool that allows users to explore the geology of the Lone Star State at a scale of 1:250,000.
2014 Water Data
2014 Water Data Now Available
Beginning with the 2014 water year, on-demand water-year summary reports are available from NWISWeb.
To retrieve Water Year Summaries
- This takes you to the NWIS Web home page for the state. Several search options are available from there, including a 'Current Conditions' list of active real-time sites and the NWIS Mapper.
- The various search options will help you find individual sites.
- Once at the site page, select "Water-Year Summary" from the 'Available data for this site' pull-down menu.
For example, Site 07300000 water-year summary