Ground-water withdrawals, water-level changes, land-surface subsidence, and ground-water quality in Fort Bend County, Texas, 1969-87

Date

1990

Authors

Locke, G.L.

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Publisher

U.S. Geological Survey

Abstract

Fort Bend County, which has one of the fastest growing populations of all counties in the United States, is dependent entirely on ground water for public supply. Since 1969, at least 90 large-capacity wells have been drilled, of which 57 were public supply wells, 23 were irrigation wells, and 10 were industrial wells. All but seven of the new public-supply wells are located in the northeastern part of the county.

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155 pages

Keywords

subsidence, water quality, groundwater, water levels, water use, aquifers

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