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Cumulative Compaction of Subsurface Sediments (2017) in 13 Extensometers in the Chicot and Evangeline Aquifers in the Houston-Galveston Region, Texas

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1973
End Date
2017

Citation

Shah, S.D., and Ramage, J.K, 2018, Cumulative Compaction of Subsurface Sediments (2017) in 13 Extensometers in the Chicot and Evangeline Aquifers in the Houston-Galveston Region, Texas: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7D799Q9.

Summary

Please note: a more recent version of this dataset is available. Users are strongly advised to access the newer version of the dataset at https://doi.org/10.5066/P9YGUE2V. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Harris‐Galveston Subsidence District, City of Houston, Fort Bend Subsidence District, and Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, produced a dataset through 2017 of compaction values in the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers in the Houston‐Galveston region, Texas. This dataset contains compaction values of subsurface sediments (mostly in the fine-grained silt and clay layers because little compaction occurs in sand layers) in the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers that were recorded continuously by using analog technology [...]

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TABLE1_CompactionSites.txt
“Site information”
1.37 KB
TABLE2_Addicks_2017.txt
“Addicks extensometer data”
9.28 KB
TABLE3_TexasCity_2017.txt
“Texas City extensometer data”
9.57 KB
TABLE4_Southwest_2017.txt
“Southwest Houston extensometer data”
8.01 KB
TABLE5_Seabrook_2017.txt
“Seabrook extensometer data”
9.7 KB
TABLE6_Pasadena_2017.txt
“Pasadena extensometer data”
9.13 KB
TABLE7_Northeast_2017.txt
“Northeast Houston extensometer data”
7.98 KB
TABLE8_LakeHouston_2017.txt
“Lake Houston extensometer data”
7.96 KB
TABLE9_JohnsonSpaceCenter_2017.txt
“Johnson Space Center extensometer data”
9.54 KB
TABLE10_EastEnd_2017.txt
“East End extensometer data”
9.59 KB
TABLE11_ClearLakeShallow_2017.txt
“Clear Lake Shallow extensometer data”
8.85 KB
TABLE12_ClearLakeDeep_2017.txt
“Clear Lake Deep extensometer data”
8.88 KB
TABLE13_BaytownShallow_2017.txt
“Baytown Shallow extensometer data”
10.36 KB
TABLE14_BaytownDeep_2017.txt
“Baytown Deep extensometer data”
10.67 KB
Cumulative compaction 2017 metatdata.xml
“Cumulative compaction metadata”
Original FGDC Metadata

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Purpose

This dataset was created by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Harris‐Galveston Subsidence District, City of Houston, Fort Bend Subsidence District, Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, and Brazoria County Groundwater Conservation District to provide resource managers, public officials, researchers, and the general public with ready access to accurate, impartial, scientific information regarding the cumulative compaction of subsurface sediments in Harris, Galveston, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Chambers, Grimes, Liberty, San Jacinto, Walker, and Waller Counties, Texas. 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 and Evangeline aquifers, thereby causing compaction of the aquifer sediments, mostly in the fine-grained silt and clay layers.

Rights

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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