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Water-Level Measurement Data Collected during 2015-2016 and Approximate Long-Term Water-Level Altitude Changes of Wells Screened in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper Aquifers, Houston-Galveston Region, Texas

Dates

Start Date
2015-12-07
End Date
2016-03-04
Publication Date

Citation

Kasmarek, M.C., and Ramage, J.K., 2016, Water-Level Measurement Data Collected during 2015-2016 and Approximate Long-term Water-Level Altitude Changes of Wells Screened in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper Aquifers, Houston-Galveston Region, Texas: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F77H1GP3.

Summary

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Harris‐Galveston Subsidence District, City of Houston, Fort Bend Subsidence District, Brazoria County Groundwater Conservation District, and Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, has produced this dataset of water-level changes and approximate water-level altitudes in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers in the Houston-Galveston region, Texas. This dataset shows current-year (2015-2016) water-level changes for each aquifer, 5-year (2011-2016) water-level changes for each aquifer, long-term (1990-2016 and 1977-2016) water-level changes for the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers, and long-term (2000-2016) water-level changes for the Jasper aquifer. The water-level measurements [...]

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2015_16_WL_Changes.csv
“CSV file of 2015-16 water-level changes and approximate long-term changes.”
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WL_Change.zip
“Shapefile of location information of wells measured for water-levels, 2015-16.”
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SHP_Water_Level_Measurement_Data_Houston_Galveston_Region_Texas.xml
“Metadata associated with WL_Change.shp.”
Original FGDC Metadata

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DATA_Water_Level_Measurement_Data_Houston_Galveston_Region_Texas_.xml
“Metadata associated with 2015_16_WL_Changes.csv”
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Purpose

Most of the land-surface subsidence in the Houston-Galveston region, Texas, occurs as a direct result of groundwater withdrawals for municipal supply, commercial and industrial use, and irrigation that depressured and dewatered the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers, thereby causing compaction of the aquifer sediments, mostly in the fine-grained silt and clay layers. This dataset, part of annual series of reports, was created by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Harris‐Galveston Subsidence District, City of Houston, Fort Bend Subsidence District, Brazoria County Groundwater Conservation District, and Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, to provide resource managers, public officials, researchers, and the general public with ready access to accurate, impartial, scientific information regarding groundwater-level changes and altitudes in Harris, Galveston, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Chambers, Grimes, Liberty, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller Counties, Texas.

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Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Although this information product, for the most part, is in the public domain, it also contains copyrighted materials as noted in the text. Permission to reproduce copyrighted items must be secured from the copyright owner whenever applicable. The data have been approved for release and publication by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although the data have been subjected to rigorous review and are substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, the data are released on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from authorized or unauthorized use. Although the data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The U.S. Geological Survey shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. Users of this data are advised to read all metadata and associated documentation thoroughly to understand appropriate use and data limitations.

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