Texas ground-water quality

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Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, For sale by Open-File Services Section , [Reston, Va.?], Denver, CO
Water quality management -- Texas, Groundwater --
Statementby Jeffrey L. Strause
SeriesU.S. Geological Survey open-file report -- 87-754
ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL13611498M

Groundwater is a major source of water in Texas, providing about 60 percent of the million acre-feet of water used in the state. The mission of the Groundwater Division is to collect, interpret, and provide accurate, objective information Texas ground-water quality book the groundwater resources of Texas.


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In Texas, surface water is owned and regulated by the State of Texas, whereas groundwater is owned by respective property owners under the rule of capture. Owners of surface water rights, issued by the state, and groundwater may use and sell their water as a private property right. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality administers [ ]Author: Steven C.

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Groundwater Management Issues in Texas June 6, Water policy is an issue that has received consistent attention from the Texas Legislature in recent years. Bythe state’s population is expected to reach 40 million, a two-fold increase over the population.

Over the same period,File Size: KB. TEXAS Ground-Water Quality In Texas, aquifers provide about 60 percent of the freshwater used. More than 80 percent of this water is used for irrigation, and about 9 percent is used for public supply. About 46 percent of all water used for public supply (see population distribution in fig.


Barbie and Glenn L. Locke ABSTRACT This report is one in a series of reports prepared by the U.S.

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Geological Survey, beginning inon the ground-water resources in the Houston : Dana L. Barbie, Glenn L. Locke. Texas has nine major aquifers and about 20 smaller ones. This groundwater supplies about 60% of the water for the state’s residential, industrial, and agricultural needs and is governed by legal doctrine unique among Western states.

Large-scale irrigation began in Texas with the construction of canals in the s. Texas Ground Water Association, Austin, Texas. likes 4 talking about this. The Texas Ground Water Association was founded in to assist, promote, encourage, and support the interests and 5/5.

The Texas oil and gas industry and politicians insist that groundwater pollution isn’t linked to fracking. There’s a grain of truth to this assertion. Despite an astonishing increase in. This report contains summary information on ground-water quality in one of the 50 States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa.

The material is extracted from the manuscript of the National Water Summary, and with the exception of the illustrations, which will be reproduced in multi-color in the National. Other Government Agency Educational Pages. U.S. Geological Survey's Water Resources Information for Students and Teachers and Water Science for Schools Groundwater Section ; Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Drinking Water Kids' Stuff Page, Build Your Own Aquifer interactive lesson, Magnificent Groundwater Connection, Water Cycle for Kids, and WaterSense for Kids.

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See Texas Water Code SectionWith only a handful of exceptions discussed below, in order to use this state-owned water, a person must file a permit and obtain a “water right” from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

See Texas Water Code Section A water right is defined as “a right acquired under the.

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Groundwater managers in Texas have applauded lawmakers' push to fund a comprehensive water plan, but as a water summit this week made clear, money alone won't fix the tangle of concerns facing the.

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Recently, he edited the book Man‐Induced Land Subsidence which was published by the Geological Society of America. Before joining the USGS inhe taught hydrogeology at the University of Connecticut and conducted research on ground‐water by: Texas Water Utilities Association is the premier educator for water professionals in the state of Texas.

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The digit and digit formats both work. Cited by: National Water Quality Handbook Ground Water and Surface Water, A Single Resource USGS Circular Worth, Texas, provided editorial and graphic support. The National Water Quality Handbook is the result of a collaborative effort of the NRCS. Texas regulators last year documented new cases of groundwater contamination, a slight increase compared to but far fewer than in years past.

such as aquifer depletion, water quality contamina-tion, land subsidence or shortage of water supply. Accordingly, beginning inthe TWC and the Texas Development Board identified possible criti-cal areas and conducted further studies.

Inthe Texas Legislature enacted Senate Bill 1, a major water planning and management bill. considerable scope for water quality to be modified by interaction between the two, as described in section The scope for such modification is in turn enhanced by the long residence times, which depend on the size and type of the groundwater body (Figure ).

To appreciate the particular difficulties of monitoring ground-water bodies, it is. Ownership Of Texas Groundwater: What the Courts, the Legislature, and the Constitution Say.

Who has ownership rights over the groundwater that lies beneath privately held land. In Texas, the law is clear: Applying the rule of capture, landowners in Texas have vested property rights in the groundwater extracted from their land.

In cooperation with the City of Houston, the U.S. Geological Survey collects, processes, and interprets water-quality, streamflow, and reservoir water elevation and capacity data are collected to better understand the effects of urbanization in Lake Houston, a drinking water reservoir in .Ground water is an important natural resource in the Gulf of Mexico region.

Although the region as a whole is relatively rich in water resources, water availability and .Withdrawal of groundwater for use by cities, farms, and industries must be balanced against the need to maintain suitable aquifer levels and protect the contribution of groundwater to surface water bodies.

Recent court rulings, however, pose new challenges for efficient and sustainable groundwater management in Texas. In Edwards Aquifer.