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Scientific Investigations Map 3031

In cooperation with the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District, City of Houston, Fort Bend Subsidence District, and Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District

Water-Level Altitudes 2008 and Water-Level Changes in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper Aquifers and Compaction 1973–2007 in the Chicot and Evangeline Aquifers, Houston-Galveston Region, Texas

By Mark C. Kasmarek and Natalie A. Houston

Abstract

Thumbnail of and link to Report PDF (68.1 KB)This report, done in cooperation with the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District, the City of Houston, the Fort Bend Subsidence District, and the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, is one in an annual series of reports that depicts water-level altitudes and water-level changes in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers, and compaction in the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers in the Houston-Galveston region, Texas. The report contains 17 sheets and 16 tables: 3 sheets are maps showing current-year (2008) water-level altitudes for each aquifer, respectively; 3 sheets are maps showing 1-year (2007–08) water-level changes for each aquifer, respectively; 3 sheets are maps showing 5-year (2003–08) water-level changes for each aquifer, respectively; 4 sheets are maps showing long-term (1990–2008 and 1977–2008) water-level changes for the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers, respectively; 1 sheet is a map showing long-term (2000–2008) water-level change for the Jasper aquifer; 1 sheet is a revision of a previously published water-level-altitude map for the Jasper aquifer for 2003; 1 sheet is a map showing site locations of borehole extensometers; and 1 sheet comprises graphs showing measured compaction of subsurface material at the sites from 1973 or later through 2007, respectively. Tables listing the data used to construct the aquifer-data maps and the compaction graphs are included.

Revised March 15, 2011

Version 1.0

Posted August 2008


Suggested citation:

Kasmarek, M.C., and Houston, N.A., 2008, Water-level altitudes 2008 and water-level changes in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers and compaction 1973–2007 in the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers, Houston-Galveston region, Texas: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3031, 4 p., 17 sheets.



Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Geohydrology

Water-Level Altitudes and Water-Level Changes

Compaction

References

Appendix—Well Location Maps



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