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Land-Cover, Surface-Water, and Streambed-Sediment Data Collected Upstream From and Within an Area of Oil and Natural-Gas Production, South Texas, 2008-17

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2008
End Date
2017

Citation

Crow, C.L., Pease, E.C., Pedraza, D.E., and Opsahl, S.P., 2018, Land-cover, surface-water, and streambed-sediment data collected upstream from and within an area of oil and natural-gas production, south Texas, 2008-17: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F74J0DDQ.

Summary

The extensive development of oil and natural-gas resources in south Texas during the past 10 years has led to questions regarding possible environmental effects of processes associated with oil and natural-gas production, in particular the process of hydraulic fracturing, on water and other natural resources. Part of the lower San Antonio River watershed intersects an area of oil and natural-gas production from the sedimentary rocks that compose the Eagle Ford Group. The rapid expansion of infrastructure associated with oil and natural-gas production increases potential pathways for inorganic and organic contaminants to enter surface-water systems. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the San Antonio River Authority, analyzed [...]

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SIR185119_SAMPLES.zip
“Water- and sediment-quality dataset”
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SIR185119_GIS.zip
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Purpose

These data depict changes in land cover associated with oil and natural-gas production between 2008 and 2015 and document detections and concentrations of inorganic and organic constituents measured in surface-water and streambed-sediment samples collected during 2015-17 from selected stream sites located upstream from and within the area evaluated for land-cover change in the lower San Antonio River watershed in south Texas.

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