Texas Water Science Center
ABOUT THE TEXAS WSC
USGS IN YOUR STATE
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
Data / Information Request PoliciesFrequently Asked Questions
Inquiries / Questions / Requests we do not answer
The U.S. Geological Survey provides
data on stream flow, groundwater levels, and water quality
at sites throughout the United States. These data are published
annually in Water Data Reports by state. Some historical and
real-time water data are available at no cost via the World
Wide Web. Specialized historical data can be retrieved upon
request from computer databases at the cost of retrieval, reproduction,
and distribution. These costs are also dependent on the size,
urgency, restoration and review process of data (if necessary).
The USGS is authorized to charge for requests for data not routinely
provided through our Internet site, or requests requiring more
than 30 minutes of time to fill. Near real-time hydrologic data are available online for about 688 stations in Texas. The most direct way to retrieve all the data for any station of interest to you is to use the Site Information search button here. This search will find all active and discontinued stations in Texas by several selection criteria including site name, number, location, and other identifiers. Unit values (data recorded in 15-minute increments) are only available from the web site for the past 31 days. At this time historical unit values must be requested via the Data Request Form except for those stations that are the responsibility of the San Antonio staff.
For sources of USGS maps in your
local area, consult the local telephone book's yellow pages
for the nearest commercial map dealers that sell USGS maps and
contact them directly for pricing and ordering information.
The U.S. Geological Survey, Austin office does not provide maps
to the general public. For a list of map dealers in Texas and
other options for obtaining maps see:http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/ Topographic,
orthophotoquad, land-use, and land-cover maps pertaining to
Texas are also available from: Earth Science Information Center,
U.S. Geological Survey
Publications and how to order / obtain them
See "Obtaining publications" information at http://tx.usgs.gov/publications/.