Fact Sheet 2007–3078
Big Bend National Park (BBNP), Texas, covers 801,163 acres (3,242 km2) and was established in 1944 through a transfer of land from the State of Texas to the United States. The park is located along a 118-mi (190-km) stretch of the Rio Grande at the United States border with Mexico. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began a 5-year project in 2003 with the objective of studying a number of broad and diverse geologic, geochemical, and geophysical topics in BBNP. This fact sheet describes results of some of the research by USGS scientists working in BBNP.
Posted September 2007
Gray, J.E., Finn, C.A., Morgan, L.A., Page, W.R., and Shanks, W.C., 2007, Integrated geologic, geochemical, and geophysical studies of Big Bend National Park, Texas: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2007-3078, 6 p.