Ground-Water References for
All 254 Counties in Texas, 1886–2001
Compiled By E.T. Baker, Jr.
U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 2005–1270ONLINE ONLY
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Deaf Smith County
El Paso County
Fort Bend County
Jeff Davis County
Jim Hogg County
Jim Wells County
La Salle County
Live Oak County
Palo Pinto County
Red River County
San Augustine County
San Jacinto County
San Patricio County
San Saba County
Tom Green County
Val Verde County
Van Zandt County
This bibliography comprises more than 10,000 citations of ground-water references involving all 254 counties in Texas. The reference citations date from 1886 and extend into 2001. Publications and reports from more than 30 agencies, universities, water districts, geological societies, cities, consultants, and private publication outlets are included in the bibliography. The bibliographic listing is, first, alphabetical by county and, second, chronological by date of the report, from oldest to most recent.
The passing years have seen a proliferation in both published and unpublished reports, and such proliferation continues to expand at an accelerating pace. All 254 counties have had ground-water studies, either cursory or detailed. Investigation and development of the ground-water resources of the State of Texas resulted in reports that appear in a variety of formats, including Federal, State, and local agency reports; scholarly, professional, and trade journals; conference proceedings; guidebooks; maps; and theses and dissertations. The end result for the person seeking ground-water information about specific Texas counties is the increasing difficulty in locating pertinent data among the many and diverse ground-water reports in which the information is recorded. This bibliography, covering a span of 115 years, should have considerable utility in guiding those individuals seeking ground-water information.
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