Springs of Texas, Volume 1

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Texas A&M University Press, 2002 - Nature - 566 pages
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This text explores the natural history of Texas and more than 2900 springs in 183 Texas counties. It also includes an in-depth discussion of the general characteristics of springs - their physical and prehistoric settings, their historical significance, and their associated flora and fauna.
 

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Gunnar Brune's SPRINGS OF TEXAS Volume 1 is a landmark reference for Texas hydrology, history, & natural resources. The masterful presentation of roughly half the Lone Star State's springs & aquifers is a must for any serious study and should be in every public library. This book includes several maps with details such as historical & geological data that go with the clearly written information presented county-by-county. Flow rates over time, evidence of early native American usage, precise locations, and other important facts make this a work of singular importance. It is most unfortunate that Brune died before completion of the second volume; this book is a legacy of monumental value to Texas. 

Contents

HOCKLEY COUNTY
229
HOOD COUNTY
231
HOPKINS COUNTY
232
HOWARD COUNTY
235
HUDSPETH COUNTY
238
HUNT COUNTY
244
HUTCHINSON COUNTY
245
JACK COUNTY
249

GEOLOGY OF SPRINGS
14
QUALITY OF SPRING WATERS
19
CONTAMINATION
21
CHEMICAL ANALYSES OF SPRING WATER
22
PREHISTORIC SETTING OF SPRINGS
23
PREHISTORIC USES OF WATER
24
FLORA AND FAUNA OF TEXAS SPRINGS
27
VANISHING SPECIES
28
HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF SPRINGS
31
SPRING DEVELOPMENT
32
THE DECLINE OF TEXAS SPRINGS
35
EFFECTS OF THE WATERTABLE DECLINE
37
EXAMPLES
38
TEXAS WATER LAW AS RELATED TO SPRINGS
41
THE POPULATION EXPLOSION
43
DESTRUCTION OF THE EARTH
44
THE POPULATION BOMB
45
DISCUSSION OF INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES
47
ARANSAS COUNTY
49
ARCHER COUNTY
50
ARMSTRONG COUNTY
52
AUSTIN COUNTY
55
BAILEY COUNTY
57
BASTROP COUNTY
59
BAYLOR COUNTY
61
BEE COUNTY
63
BELL COUNTY
65
BEXAR COUNTY
69
BLANCO COUNTY
76
BORDEN COUNTY
79
BOWIE COUNTY
81
BRAZORIA COUNTY
83
BREWSTER COUNTY
84
The Marathon Area
88
Western and Northern Brewster Count
92
BRISCOE COUNTY
95
BROOKS COUNTY
98
BURNET COUNTY
100
CALDWELL COUNTY
102
CALHOUN COUNTY
104
CAMERON COUNTY
105
CAMP COUNTY
106
CARSON COUNTY
107
CASS COUNTY
109
CASTRO COUNTY
111
CHAMBERS COUNTY
112
CHEROKEE COUNTY
113
CHILDRESS COUNTY
116
CLAY COUNTY
118
COCHRAN COUNTY
121
COLLIN COUNTY
122
COLLINGSWORTH COUNTY
124
COLORADO COUNTY
126
COMAL COUNTY
129
COOKE COUNTY
133
COTTLE COUNTY
135
CRANE COUNTY
137
CROCKETT COUNTY
139
CROSBY COUNTY
142
CULBERSON COUNTY
144
Guadalupe Mountains
145
Rustler Hills
148
Apache Van Horn and Diablo Mountains
149
DALLAM COUNTY
150
DALLAS COUNTY
152
DAWSON COUNTY
155
DEAF SMITH COUNTY
156
DELTA COUNTY
158
DENTON COUNTY
159
DICKENS COUNTY
161
DIMMIT COUNTY
165
DONLEY COUNTY
167
DUVAL COUNTY
170
ECTOR COUNTY
172
EDWARDS COUNTY
173
EL PASO COUNTY
178
FANNIN COUNTY
179
FAYETTE COUNTY
181
FLOYD COUNTY
183
FOARD COUNTY
184
FORT BEND COUNTY
186
FRANKLIN COUNTY
188
GAINES COUNTY
189
GALVESTON COUNTY
191
GARZA COUNTY
193
GRAY COUNTY
195
GRAYSON COUNTY
198
GREGG COUNTY
201
HALE COUNTY
202
HALL COUNTY
204
HANSFORD COUNTY
206
HARDEMAN COUNTY
208
HARDIN COUNTY
209
HARRIS COUNTY
211
HARRISON COUNTY
214
HARTLEY COUNTY
217
HASKELL COUNTY
218
HAYS COUNTY
220
HEMPHILL COUNTY
225
HIDALGO COUNTY
228
JACKSON COUNTY
252
JASPER COUNTY
254
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY
256
JEFFERSON COUNTY
263
JIM HOGG COUNTY
264
JIM WELLS COUNTY
265
KAUFMAN COUNTY
267
KENEDY COUNTY
268
KENT COUNTY
269
KING COUNTY
271
KINNEY COUNTY
274
KLEBERG COUNTY
277
KNOX COUNTY
279
LAMAR COUNTY
282
LAMB COUNTY
283
LAMPASAS COUNTY
286
LA SALLE COUNTY
288
LEE COUNTY
290
LIBERTY COUNTY
292
LIPSCOMB COUNTY
293
LIVE OAK COUNTY
295
LOVING COUNTY
297
LUBBOCK COUNTY
298
LYNN COUNTY
300
MARION COUNTY
301
MARTIN COUNTY
302
MATAGORDA COUNTY
305
MAVERICK COUNTY
306
MCMULLEN COUNTY
307
MIDLAND COUNTY
309
MILAM COUNTY
311
MONTAGUE COUNTY
313
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
315
MOORECOUNTY
317
MORRIS COUNTY
335
MOTLEY COUNTY
336
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY
339
NEWTON COUNTY
342
NUECES COUNTY
344
OCHILTREE COUNTY
345
OLDHAM COUNTY
346
ORANGE COUNTY
350
PANOLA COUNTY
351
PARKER COUNTY
352
PARMER COUNTY
355
PECOS COUNTY
356
POLK COUNTY
363
POTTER COUNTY
365
PRESIDIO COUNTY
368
RAINS COUNTY
376
RANDALL COUNTY
377
RED RIVER COUNTY
380
REEVES COUNTY
382
REFUGIO COUNTY
386
ROCKWALL COUNTY
390
SABINE COUNTY
394
SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
395
SAN JACINTO COUNTY
398
SAN PATRICIO COUNTY
400
SCURRY COUNTY
401
SHELBY COUNTY
403
SHERMAN COUNTY
404
SMITH COUNTY
405
STARR COUNTY
409
STONEWALL COUNTY
411
SUTTON COUNTY
414
SWISHER COUNTY
416
TARRANT COUNTY
418
TERRELL COUNTY
422
TERRY COUNTY
426
TITUS COUNTY
428
TRAVIS COUNTY
430
TYLER COUNTY
436
UPSHUR COUNTY
439
UPTON COUNTY
442
UVALDE COUNTY
444
VAL VERDE COUNTY
449
VAN ZANDT COUNTY
456
VICTORIA COUNTY
459
WALLER COUNTY
461
WARD COUNTY
462
WEBB COUNTY
463
WHARTON COUNTY
466
WHEELER COUNTY
467
WICHITA COUNTY
469
WILBARGER COUNTY
471
WILLACY COUNTY
472
WILLIAMSON COUNTY
473
WINKLER COUNTY
476
WISE COUNTY
477
WOOD COUNTY
479
YOAKUM COUNTY
482
YOUNG COUNTY
483
ZAPATA COUNTY
487
ZAVALA COUNTY
488
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
491
SELECTED REFERENCES
495
SELECTED CHEMICAL ANALYSES OF SPRING WATERS
501
INDEX
531
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Page xvii - Their council-fire has long since gone out on the shore, and their war-cry is fast dying to the untrodden west. Slowly and sadly they climb the distant mountains, and read their doom in the setting sun. They are shrinking before the mighty tide which is pressing them away; they must soon hear the roar of the last wave, which -will settle over them forever.
Page 20 - In combination with calcium and magnesium cause carbonate hardness. Sulfate in water containing calcium forms hard scale in steam boilers. In large amounts, sulfate in combination with other ions gives bitter taste to water. Some calcium sulfate is considered beneficial in the brewing process.
Page xvii - They are shrinking before the mighty tide which is pressing them away; they must soon hear the roar of the last wave, which will settle over them forever. Ages hence, the inquisitive white man, as he stands by some growing city, will ponder on the structure of their disturbed remains, and wonder to what manner of person they belonged. They will live only in the songs and chronicles of their exterminators. Let these be faithful to their rude virtues as men, and pay due tribute to their unhappy fate...
Page viii - endangered species" means any species which is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range...
Page 20 - Waters of high nitrate content have been reported to be the cause of methemoglobinemia (an often fatal disease in infants) and therefore should not be used in infant feeding.

About the author (2002)

The late GUNNAR BRUNE was a geologist who worked for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service and the Texas Water Development Board. HELEN C. BESSE is president of Capital Environmental Services and of the Ecological Recovery Foundation in Austin.

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