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USGS Monthly Groundwater News and Highlights: August 11, 2017
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USGS Groundwater-Related Press Releases
The USGS Active Groundwater Level Network includes about 20,000 wells that have been measured by the USGS or USGS cooperators at least once within the past 13 months. The animation shows a daily snapshot of water-level statistics in the network for the previous 30 days. Credit: USGS. The image is in the public domain.
USGS Groundwater-Related Publications
In these recent photos, USGS hydrologist Jason Ramage collects groundwater level and quality data from the Jasper aquifer near Houston, Texas. The Houston-Galveston region represents one of the largest areas of land-surface elevation change, or subsidence, in the United States. Land subsidence is a gradual settling or sudden sinking of the Earth's surface as a result of movement of subsurface earth materials. Most of the land subsidence in the Houston-Galveston region has occurred as a direct result of groundwater withdrawals for municipal supply, commercial and industrial use and irrigation. A new interactive USGS web application illustrates how groundwater, sediment compaction and land-elevation change are related in the Houston-Galveston region in Texas. This new tool can help resource managers make informed decisions on water usage.Want to learn more? Explore this new online USGS tool about subsidence in the Houston-Galveston region.
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