Progress report on the ground-water resources of the Houston District, Texas.




White, W.N.; Turner, S.F.; Livingston, P.

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title


Texas Water Development Board


An investigation of the ground water, or underground water supply of Houston and the region surrounding it has been in progress for several years as part of a survey of the ground-water resources of Texas by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the State Board of Water Engineers. The investigation has covered Harris, Galveston and Waller Counties and a part of Montgomery, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Liberty and Grimes Counties. In the summer of 1933 the investigation was interrupted because of a reduction in the State appropriation, periodic observations of water level fluctuations in certain key wells, however, being continued -- mostly by the water Department of Houston. In the spring of 1936 the cooperative investigation was resumed following the appropriation of $1500 by the City of Houston and the matching of this amount with an approximately equal sum by the Geological Survey.


59 p.


ground water; hydrology; water supply; water resources; water pumps; wells (water); water levels; water analysis