Frequently Asked Questions
Each day the Texas Water Science Center receives numerous inquiries by telephone, mail, or e-mail, from citizens attempting to obtain scientific information on a wide variety of subjects. We try to answer every request related to our mission or expertise and try to identify the agency or person responsible or knowledgeable for subjects not within our mission or expertise. Listed below are some of the most frequently asked questions that we cannot properly answer and the person or agency who can.
1. How can I obtain streamflow and groundwater level data?
2. How do I get low-flow and flood frequency statistics?
3. Where can I get precipitation and air temperature data?
4. Where can I get river stage forecasts?
5. How do I get information on wetlands?
6. Where can I get information on tides and charts?
7. How can I get information on flood plains?
Water Quality and Health Issues
8. Where can I get the water from my local well tested?
9. Where can I find water-quality standards that apply to streams in Texas?
10. Where can I find standards for drinking water in Texas?
11. Where can I find consumption advisories that are in effect for fish?
Mapping and Related Topics
12. How do I obtain a USGS topographic map?
13. How do I obtain satellite images?
14. How do I obtain an aerial photograph?
15. Where can I get information on benchmarks?
16. Where can I get information on datums and coordinate conversions?
17. Where can I get correction data for Global Positioning System (GPS) field files?
Geology and Related Topics
18. How can I get information on earthquakes?
19. Where can I get data on soils?
20. Where can I get geologic maps?
21. Where can I get information on Mineral Resources?
USGS Activities Texas and USGS Publications
22. How do I obtain a USGS publication?
23. How do I obtain information on projects and activities of the USGS in Texas?
24. How can I get information on job openings in the USGS?
25. Where in Texas are USGS Water Science Centers located?
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