Woodbine Aquiferinteractive map | cross-section

Aquifer Facts

  • Aquifer type: confined and unconfined
  • Area of outcrop: 1,561 square miles
  • Area of subsurface: 5,784 square miles
  • Proportion of aquifer with groundwater conservation districts: 73 percent
  • Number of counties containing the aquifer: 17

Summary

The Woodbine Aquifer is a minor aquifer located in northeast Texas. The aquifer overlies the Trinity Aquifer and consists of sandstone interbedded with shale and clay that form three distinct water-bearing zones. The Woodbine Aquifer reaches 600 feet in thickness in subsurface areas, and freshwater saturated thickness averages about 160 feet. Water quality and yield vary with the depth of the aquifer.

The lower zones of the aquifer typically yield the most water, whereas the upper zone yields limited water that tends to be very high in iron. In general, water to a depth of 1,500 feet is fresh, containing less than 1,000 milligrams per liter of total dissolved solids. Water at depths below 1,500 feet is slightly to moderately saline, containing from 1,000 to 4,000 milligrams per liter of total dissolved solids.

The aquifer provides water for municipal, industrial, domestic, livestock, and small irrigation supplies.

Reports

ID Date Type Description
Texas Aquifers Study 12/31/2016 Legislative Report Texas Aquifers Study: Groundwater Quantity, Quality, Flow, and Contributions to Surface Water
HA-04 1/1/1996 Hydrologic atlas Water Quality in the Woodbine Aquifer (in sections)
B-6310 12/1/1973 Groundwater bulletin Reconnaissance Investigation of the Ground-Water Resources of the Brazos River Basin, Texas
R-160 11/1/1972 TWDB numbered report Ground-Water Resources of Navarro County, Texas
R-269 4/1/1982 TWDB numbered report Occurrence, Availability and Chemical Quality of Ground Water in the Cretaceous Aquifers of North-Central Texas, Volumes 1 & 2
R-195 11/1/1975 TWDB numbered report Ground-Water Resources of Part of Central Texas with Emphasis on the Antlers and Travis Peak Formations, Volumes 1 & 2
R-319 1/1/1990 TWDB numbered report Evaluation of Water Resources in Part of Central Texas
R-349 11/1/1999 TWDB numbered report Updated Evaluation of Water Resources in Part of North-Central Texas, 1990-1999
R-318 1/1/1990 TWDB numbered report Evaluation of Water Resources in Part of North-Central Texas
GR11-004_MP 9/26/2011 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan information for Prairielands GCD
GR10-034_MP 10/26/2010 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan information for North Texas GCD
GR10-032_MP 9/29/2010 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan information for Red River GCD
GR09-022_MP 11/20/2009 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan information for Upper Trinity GCD
GR09-021_MP 7/31/2009 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan information for Neches & Trinity Valleys GCD
GR08-089_MP 5/20/2009 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan information for Lost Pines GCD
GR08-072_MP 10/3/2008 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan information for Middle Trinity GCD
GR08-071_MP 10/3/2008 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan information for Neches & Trinity Valleys GCD
GR08-069_MP 9/10/2008 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan information for McLennan County GCD
GR08-066 5/17/2010 GAM run Predictive simulation for the Woodbine and Trinity aquifers in Groundwater Management Area 8
GR08-065_MP 8/22/2008 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan information for Northern Trinity GCD
GR08-064 5/17/2010 GAM run Predictive simulation for the Woodbine and Trinity aquifers in Groundwater Management Area 8
CR-1004831116 7/11/2012 Contract report Aquifer Test and Related Well Information from Public Water Supply Wells in Groundwater Management Area 8
R-380 7/1/2011 TWDB numbered report Aquifers of Texas
CR-1004831114 8/9/2012 Contract report Ground Water Recharge Model: Calibration and Validation for Remotely-Sensed Dual Coefficient (RDC) GMA8 ET Estimation
GT13-031_TERS 1/15/2014 GAM task - Total Estimated Recoverable Storage Total Estimated Recoverable Storage for aquifers in Groundwater Management Area 8
GR14-003_MP 8/29/2014 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan data for Southern Trinity GCD
GR14-015_MP 2/9/2015 GAM run - Management Plan Management Plan data for Southern Trinity GCD
GR14-001_MP 3/31/2015 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan data for Northern Trinity GCD
GR16-004_MP 5/16/2016 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan information for North Texas GCD
GR16-005_MP 5/16/2016 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan information for Red River GCD
GR-_MP 8/17/2016 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan information for Prairielands GCD
GR16-007_MP 8/17/2016 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan information for Prairielands GCD
GR18-017_MP 3/6/2019 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan information for Neches and Trinity Valleys GCD
GR19-016_MP 10/24/2019 GAM run - Management Plan Management plan information for Southern Trinity GCD
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