Effects of drought in central and south Texas

Professional Paper 372-C



The effects of drought upon ground-water storage and discharge, and upon streamflow, vary tremendously in the central third of Texas (the area from the Panhandle to the Gulf of Mexico). Extremes are represented by (a) the Llano Estacado, where the drought had negligible effect upon ground-water resources, which are being progressively depleted by pumping for irrigation; and (b) the Balcones fault-zone aquifer west of San Antonio, whose storage and natural discharge declined substantially during the drought, but increased even more rapidly during succeeding years of more abundant precipitation.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Effects of drought in central and south Texas
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 372
Chapter C
DOI 10.3133/pp372C
Year Published 1963
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Texas Water Science Center
Description Report: iii, 31 p.; 4 Plates: 20.00 x 29.00 inches or smaller
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Drought in the Southwest, 1942-56 (Professional Paper 372)
Country United States
State Texas
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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