Texas Water Atlas

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Texas A&M University Press, Jun 5, 2008 - Nature - 131 pages
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Rainfall, hurricanes, rivers, reservoirs, springs, lakes, aquifers, wetlands, floodplains, water parks, irrigation, wells—the list of water-related topics in Texas is long and critical to the state’s economic and political future. Texas Water Atlas provides the first comprehensive reference for water-related topics in Texas.

Geographers Lawrence E. Estaville and Richard A. Earl have compiled a host of data to visually convey vital information on Texas’ climate, surface and groundwater, water uses and hazards, water quantity and quality, recreation, future supply projections, and the environmental management of its water resources. In addition to more than 150 color maps, the book includes brief introductions to each chapter and a Texas water timeline that traces the state’s water events since European settlement.

An excellent resource for teachers, students, and policy makers, the atlas promises also to be an invaluable tool for conservation professionals and the general public.
  

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Contents

Climate
1
Climates
3
Climate Divisions
4
Average Annual Precipitation
5
Average Monthly Precipitation JanuaryApril
6
Average Monthly Precipitation MayAugust
7
Average Monthly Precipitation SeptemberDecember
8
Annual Precipitation
9
Surface Water Allocation 2004
56
Surface Water Quality 2000
57
Water Desalination Plants 2004
58
Groundwater Vulnerability 2002
59
Wells per County
60
Water Wells Drilled 18202003
61
Water Wells Drilled Annually 18202003
62
Population and Precipitation 2000
63

Annual Precipitation
10
Annual Precipitation for Major Texas Cities 19402003
11
El Paso and Lubbock
12
San Antonio and Austin
13
Dallas and Houston
14
Priestly Taylor Method
15
Penman Method
16
Average Annual Rate 195079
17
Surface Water and Groundwater
18
Major Rivers
20
Major Drainage Basins
21
Surface Water
22
24 MAJOR TEXAS RESERVOIRS
23
Springs
24
Estimated Mean Annual
25
Major Aquifers
26
Edwards Aquifer
27
Ogallala Aquifer
28
EdwardsTrinity Aquifer System
29
Minor Aquifers
30
Playa Lakes
31
Coastal Wetlands near Galveston
32
Coastal Wetlands near Corpus Christi
33
Coastal Wetlands near Brownsville
34
Water Hazards
35
Overview of Study Areas
37
Focus on Study Areas
38
Floodplain Zones
39
Downtown Areas
40
Historic Floods 18532002
41
Floods from Storms 18532002
42
Flash Floods 198699
43
Most Damaging Storms 19502000
44
Most Severely Affected Counties
45
National Weather Service Climatic Divisions
46
Affected by Drought 2004
47
Per Capita Water Use in Drought 2000
48
HoustonGalveston Area 19062000
49
Water Quantity and Quality
50
SpanishMexican Acequias
52
USGS RealTime Gaging Stations 2005
53
Surface Water Supply Index 2002
54
Surface Water Availability 2002
55
Population and Water Usage 2003
64
Irrigation Manufacturing Municipal
65
Mining Livestock Steam and Electric Production
66
River Authorities 2000
67
Senate Bill 1 1997
68
Groundwater Conservation Districts GCDs
69
Water Projects Pollution and Protection
70
National Waterway Network in Texas 2001
72
Hydroelectric Power 1999
73
Oil and Natural Gas Production 2003
75
Leaking Underground Tanks 2001 and Industrial Hazardous Waste 1997
76
Mining Operations and Nuclear or Radioactive
77
Animal Waste and Groundwater Contamination
78
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations CAFOs
79
Number of People Served 1996
80
Other Attributes 1996
81
Facilities Emitting Air Pollutants 1999
82
Wastewater Discharge 2002
83
Toxic Substances in Surface Waters 1999
84
Locations of Fish Kills 19582005
85
Fish Mammals and Birds
86
Other Animals and Plants
87
Invasive Plant Species
88
Major Protected Areas
89
Water Recreation
90
Water Access by Boats 2005
91
Aquariums 2006
92
Water Parks 2006
93
Scuba Parks 2006
94
Tubing Access 2006
95
Water Prospects
96
Water Management Regions
97
Change in Groundwater Supplies 20002050
98
Interbasin Water Transfers
99
Proposed Interbasin Water Transfers
100
Water User Groups in River Basins
101
Counties with Projected Unmet User Group Needs 2050
102
Projected for River Basins
103
Projected for Selected Cities
104
Steam and Electric
105
Texas Water Timeline
110
References
126
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LAWRENCE E. ESTAVILLE is professor of geography at Texas State University in San Marcos. An award-winning teacher, he has received the distinguished achievement award from the National Council for Geographic Education.RICHARD A. EARL, recipient of the distinguished teaching award from the National Council for Geographic Education, is associate professor of geography at Texas State University where he teaches courses on water resources and environmental management.