Geographic Information System (GIS) Data
GIS data are available in a compressed WinZip utility format.
Point locations of the most recent water quality sample for Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) obtained from wells in the Texas Water Development Board Groundwater Database. The file contains the following fields: SWN, TDS, Year_Sampl, TDS_Range, TDS_RNG_Nu, Aquifer_Co, Well_Depth, Aquifer_NA, Latdd, Longdd. Geographic projection in decimal degrees, NAD83 horizontal datum. The data was assembled with queries in the Microsoft Access Groundwater Database. Well sites may be viewed and queried in an ArcIMS-based program: Water Data Interactive (WDI). This file was created in 2018. More information is available in the metadata included with the files.
Polygons representing regions in Texas underlain by one or more aquifers where total dissolved solids are between 1,000 and 10,000 milligrams per liter (mg/L). This data was produced from the results of the 2003 "Brackish Groundwater Manual for Texas Regional Water Planning Groups" report by LBG-Guyton Associates for the Texas Water Development Board. More information is available in the metadata included with the files.
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