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Subsidence is the sinking of the land surface caused by the withdrawal of groundwater. The land elevation lost to subsidence is permanent and irreversible. In the Harris- Galveston region of Texas, subsidence poses the greatest threat in the coastal areas susceptible to flooding due to high tides, heavy rainfall and hurricane storm surge. Because of low elevation, any additional subsidence in the coastal areas results in a significant increase in potential tidal flooding or permanent inundation.
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Texas Department of Water Resources. (Texas Department of Water Resources., 1983)No abstract available
(, 1976)A comprehensive water quality analysis and environmental impact assessment was undertaken at the Trinity River as part of a national assessment of anticipated environmental impacts of theoretically achieving or not achieving ...
Business Week, P 64-65, October 9, 1971 1 Photo (, 1971 Oct 9)THE NIXON ADMINISTRATION'S PLAN TO USE THE LITTLE KNOWN REFUSE ACT OF 1899 TO CRACK DOWN ON WATER POLLUTION AT FIRST MET WITH LITTLE SUCCESS. HOWEVER, THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) RECENTLY ASKED THE JUSTICE ...