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Continuous monitoring and discrete water-quality sampling were coupled in a karst aquifer to assess drivers and timescales of water-quality change. Water-quality data included environmental tracers of groundwater age (tritium [3H], tritiogenic helium-3 [3He-trit], sulfur hexafluoride [SF6], carbon-14 [14C], and radiogenic helium-4 [4He-rad]). All water quality data is available from the U.S. Geological Survey NWIS database (U.S. Geological Survey, 2019). Groundwater ages were estimated by calibration of environmental tracers to lumped parameter models of groundwater age for multiple samples collected at six groundwater wells using the program TracerLPM (Jurgens and others, 2012). The final estimates for mean groundwater...
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Supporting datasets for the associated journal publication "Towards reproducible environmental modeling for decision support: a worked example". Includes source codes for the version of PEST++ and MODFLOW-2005 used, the pyEMU and FloPy python modules and the driver script "eaa.py". Also included are the existing MODFLOW-2005 models supplied the Edwards Aquifer Authority
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The Edwards and Trinity aquifers are major sources of water in south-central Texas and are both classified as major aquifers by the State of Texas. The population in Hays and Comal Counties is rapidly growing, increasing demands on the area's water resources. To help effectively manage the water resources in the area, refined maps and descriptions of the geologic structures and hydrostratigraphic units (HSUs) of the aquifers are needed. This digital map database presents the detailed 1:24,000-scale bedrock hydrostratigraphic map as well as names and descriptions of the geologic and hydrostratigraphic units of the Driftwood and Wimberley 7.5-minute quadrangles in Hays and Comal Counties, Tex. These digital data...
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The Edwards aquifer is a karst aquifer system that is a primary water source for a large part of central Texas including the city of San Antonio, Texas. These vector geospatial data represent the geographic extent of the contributing zones for the Northern, Barton Springs, and San Antonio segments of the Edwards aquifer. The contributing zone is defined as the drainage area of the Edwards Plateau that contributes surface water to the Edwards aquifer recharge zone. The recharge zone is where surface water and precipitation infiltrate into the outcrop of the rocks that compose the aquifer (see Ashworth and Hopkins, 1995, and George and others, 2011). References Ashworth, J.B., and Hopkins, Janie, 1995, Aquifers of...
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Karst aquifers—formed when the movement of water dissolves bedrock—are critical groundwater resources in North America. Water moving through these aquifers carves out magnificent caves, sinkholes, and other formations. These formations are home to high concentrations of rare and endangered species, but the hydrological conditions that support these species can change rapidly. Managing these ecosystems into the future requires a better understanding of how climate, hydrology, and karst ecosystems interact. The objective of this project was to determine how species and ecosystems associated with karst might respond to future temperature and precipitation extremes and accompanying changes in groundwater levels and...
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This data release supports the U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigation Map (SIM) by Clark and others (2020) by documenting the data used to create the geologic maps and describes the geologic framework and hydrostratigraphy of the Edwards and Trinity aquifers for a 442 square-mile area in northern Medina County in south Texas. The karstic Edwards and Trinity aquifers that are the subject of the SIM by Clark and others (2020) are classified as major sources of water in south-central Texas by the Texas Water Development Board (George and others, 2011). The geologic framework and hydrostratigraphy of the Edwards and Trinity aquifers largely control groundwater flow paths and storage in northern Medina County...
Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: Austin Group, Devils River Limestone, Devils River Trend, Diversion Lake, Eagle Ford Group, All tags...
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Concerns exist that the degradation of water quality in Salado Creek near Salado, Texas could adversely affect recreational uses and harm salamander populations that live in and near springs that discharge into the stream. Salado is part of the rapidly growing Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area; land-use changes in the Salado Creek watershed could adversely affect water quality in Salado Creek. Streamflow in Salado Creek is generally derived from the Salado Springs complex during low-flow conditions (dry weather) and from the springs and surface runoff during high-flow conditions (wet weather). A better understanding of the types of waste (human, animal, or both) that may be entering the stream and springs is needed...
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The Texas Water Development Board classifies the karstic Edwards and Trinity aquifers as major sources of water in south-central Texas. To effectively manage the water resources in the area, detailed maps and descriptions of the geologic framework and hydrostratigraphic units of the aquifers outcropping in Hays County, Tex. are needed. In 2016 and 2018, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Edwards Aquifer Authority, mapped the geologic framework and hydrostratigraphy of the Edwards and Trinity aquifers within Hays County, Tex. at 1:24,000 scale. These digital data accompany Clark, A.K., Pedraza, D.E., and Morris, R.R., 2018, Geologic framework and hydrostratigraphy of the Edwards and Trinity aquifers...
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Between 2012 and 2015, water-quality samples were collected by the USGS in cooperation with the Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District (CUWCD), the Bell County Adaptive Management Coalition (BCAMC), and other entities, with a primary goal of characterizing the groundwater resources in Bell County, Texas. Water resources associated with the northern segment of the Edwards aquifer near the Village of Salado were of primary interest, but water resources in the Trinity aquifer were also investigated to a lesser degree (the assessment focused on a springs complex in the Village of Salado). Data associated with other water quality samples collected by the USGS in Bell County during 1978 to 2017, outside of...
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In cooperation with the San Antonio Water System, continuous and discrete water-quality data were collected from groundwater wells completed in the Edwards aquifer, Texas, 2014-2015. Discrete measurements of nitrate were made by using a nitrate sensor. Precipitation data from two sites in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Global Historical Climatology Network are included in the dataset. The continuous monitoring data were collected using water quality sensors and include hourly measurements of nitrate, specific conductance, and water level in two wells. Discrete measurements of nitrate, specific conductance, and vertical flow rate were collected from one well site at different depths throughout...
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IMPORTANT NOTE: A more recent version of this data release is available from this link. The Edwards aquifer in south central Texas is one of the most permeable and productive aquifers in the United States and is the major source of public water supply for Bexar, Comal, Hays, Medina, and Uvalde Counties. The Edwards aquifer also supplies large quantities of water to agriculture, business, and industry in the region. The major artesian springs of the Edwards aquifer provide water for recreational activities, businesses, and downstream users, and provide habitat for several threatened or endangered species. The areas pertinent to the recharge process are the catchment area and the recharge zone. The catchment area...
Categories: Data; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: 08168500 Guadalupe River above Comal River at New Braunfels, Tex., 08171000 Blanco River at Wimberley, Tex., 08171300 Blanco River near Kyle, Tex., 08173000 Plum Creek near Luling, Tex., 08178700 Salado Creek at Loop 410, San Antonio, Tex., All tags...


    map background search result map search result map Evaluating the Impacts of Climate Extremes on Karst Hydrology and Species Vulnerability Continuous monitoring and discrete water-quality data from groundwater wells in the Edwards aquifer, Texas, 2014–15 Estimated Annual Recharge to the Edwards Aquifer in the San Antonio Area, by Stream Basin or Ungaged Area, 1934–2016 Data release for bedrock geology and hydrostratigraphy of the Edwards and Trinity Aquifers within the Driftwood and Wimberley 7.5-Minute Quadrangles, Hays and Comal Counties, Texas at 1:24,000 scale Geospatial Dataset of the Geologic Framework and Hydrostratigraphy of the Edwards and Trinity Aquifers within Hays County, Texas at 1:24,000 scale Water-quality data from Bell County, Texas, 1978-2017 Nutrients, Escherichia coli, and microbial source tracking markers in surface-water and known-source samples collected in Salado Creek and its watershed near Salado, Texas, 2018 Data for timescales of water-quality change in a karst aquifer, south-central Texas Contributing Zones of the San Antonio, Barton Springs, and Northern segments of the Edwards aquifer Towards reproducible environmental modeling for decision support: a worked example Geospatial Dataset for the Geologic Framework and Hydrostratigraphy of the Edwards and Trinity Aquifers within Northern Medina County, Texas at 1:24,000 Data release for bedrock geology and hydrostratigraphy of the Edwards and Trinity Aquifers within the Driftwood and Wimberley 7.5-Minute Quadrangles, Hays and Comal Counties, Texas at 1:24,000 scale Geospatial Dataset of the Geologic Framework and Hydrostratigraphy of the Edwards and Trinity Aquifers within Hays County, Texas at 1:24,000 scale Nutrients, Escherichia coli, and microbial source tracking markers in surface-water and known-source samples collected in Salado Creek and its watershed near Salado, Texas, 2018 Water-quality data from Bell County, Texas, 1978-2017 Geospatial Dataset for the Geologic Framework and Hydrostratigraphy of the Edwards and Trinity Aquifers within Northern Medina County, Texas at 1:24,000 Continuous monitoring and discrete water-quality data from groundwater wells in the Edwards aquifer, Texas, 2014–15 Data for timescales of water-quality change in a karst aquifer, south-central Texas Estimated Annual Recharge to the Edwards Aquifer in the San Antonio Area, by Stream Basin or Ungaged Area, 1934–2016 Towards reproducible environmental modeling for decision support: a worked example Contributing Zones of the San Antonio, Barton Springs, and Northern segments of the Edwards aquifer Evaluating the Impacts of Climate Extremes on Karst Hydrology and Species Vulnerability