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Depth to Groundwater Measured from Wells Completed in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper Aquifers, Houston-Galveston Region, Texas, 2018

Dates

Start Date
2017-12-02
End Date
2018-03-02
Publication Date

Citation

Shah, S.D. and Ramage, J.K., 2018, Depth to Groundwater Measured from Wells Completed in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper Aquifers, Houston-Galveston Region, Texas, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F79S1QBW.

Summary

This dataset documents for 2018 the depth to groundwater measured in wells screened in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers in the Houston‐Galveston region, Texas. The U.S. Geological Survey prepared this dataset in cooperation with the Harris‐Galveston Subsidence District, City of Houston, Fort Bend Subsidence District, and Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District. This dataset was created to provide resource managers, public officials, researchers, and the general public with ready access to accurate, impartial, scientific information regarding the depth to groundwater in the region. All of the data in this dataset were collected from December 2017 through March 2018 and are stored in the National Water Information System [...]

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Metadata_Depth_to_Groundwater_Field_Measurements_2018 (revised).xml
“Metadata for 1018 depth to groundwater field measurements.”
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Depth_to_Groundwater_Field_Measurements_2018_revised.txt
“Data table of 2018 depth to groundwater field measurements.”
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Purpose

This 2018 dataset is part of an annual project that measures the depth to groundwater 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 depressures and dewaters the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers in different parts of the Houston-Galveston region, thereby causing compaction of the aquifer sediments (Gabrysch, 1977).

Rights

Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The USGS or the U.S. Government shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F79S1QBW

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