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ABOUT THE TEXAS WSC
USGS IN YOUR STATE
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
Water Resources of Texas
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Texas Water Science Center works in cooperation with approximately 100 municipalities,
river authorities, groundwater districts, and State and Federal agencies in Texas to provide reliable, impartial scientific
information to resource managers, planners, and other customers. This 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
Click on the map for links to real-time sites by river basin
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
Wednesday May 7, 11 am
Accessing USGS Water Data
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spotlight on: USGS Online Tools
A new online mapping tool for estimating atrazine concentrations in streams and rivers is now available.
The estimates are based on the Watershed Regression for Pesticides (or “WARP”) statistical model, developed by the USGS. WARP models provide key statistics for selected streams, including the probability that a pesticide may exceed a water-quality benchmark of potential concern, and a level of confidence and uncertainty associated with each estimate.
The release for atrazine is the first in a series of statistical models for other pesticides.
Developed and powered by the Texas WSC
Walker River Basin Hydro Mapper
The newly released web-based Walker Basin Hydro Mapper aims to provide real-time visualization of streamflow, and waterbody stage and volume in the Walker River Basin.
Real-time hydrologic data are used to monitor floods and droughts, inform water supply and agricultural water-use management decisions, and monitor and track restoration efforts in the basin.
- USGS streamflow-gaging stations symbolized using near real-time streamflow data
- Reservoir capacity and current volume
- Time slider with data back to 2008
- Dynamic hydrographs for lakes and reservoirs and stream gages
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