Historic Texas Water Supply Papers

Researchers and Texas water history buffs may be interested in the online USGS water supply paper series. Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey, some in collaboration with the Texas Board of Water Engineers & later with Texas Water Development Board, this collection of 75 scanned reports includes papers spanning almost a hundred years: from 1898 to 1988. The files are stored on the USGS server and their links are presented here as a public service. For more information about these water supply papers visit the USGS Publications Warehouse at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/ and search for "water supply papers, Texas."

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Number Report Title Author Published
0013 Irrigation systems in Texas Hutson, William Ferguson 1898
0071 Irrigation systems of Texas Taylor, T. U. 1902
0105 The water powers of Texas Taylor, T. U. 1904
0154 The geology and water resources of the eastern portion of the Panhandle of Texas Gould, Charles Newton 1906
0191 The geology and water resources of the western portion of the Panhandle of Texas Gould, Charles Newton 1907
0190 Underground waters of the Coastal Plain of Texas Taylor, T. U. 1907
0276 Geology and underground waters of northeastern Texas Gordon, Charles Henry 1911
0317 Geology and underground waters of the Wichita region, north-central Texas Gordon, Charles Henry 1913
0335 Geology and underground waters of the southeastern part of the Texas Coastal Plain Deussen, Alexander 1914
0375g Ground water in Lasalle and McMullen Counties, Texas Deussen, Alexander; Dole, R. B. 1916
0448 Gazetteer of streams of Texas Gray, Glenn Arthur 1919
0448b The floods in central Texas in September, 1921 Ellsworth, Clarence E. 1923
0660 Artesian water in Somervell County, Texas Fiedler, Albert George 1934
0676 Geology and ground-water resources of Atascosa and Frio Counties, Texas Lonsdale, John T. 1935
0678 Geology and ground-water resources of Uvalde and Medina Counties, Texas Sayre, Albert Nelson 1936
0773d Ground-water resources of Kleberg County, Texas Livingston, Penn Poore; Bridges, Thomas W. 1936
0773b Water resources of the Edwards limestone in the San Antonio area, Texas Livingston, Penn Poore; Sayre, A. N.; White, W. N. 1936
0776 Geology and ground-water resources of Duval County, Texas Sayre, Albert Nelson 1937
0778 Geology and ground-water resources of Webb County, Texas Lonsdale, John T.; Day, James R. 1937
0839 Quality of water of the Rio Grande Basin above Fort Quitman, Texas, analytical data Scofield, Carl S. 1938
0796g Major Texas floods of 1935 Dalrymple, Tate 1939
0850 Summary of records of surface waters of Texas, 1898-1937 Ellsworth, Clarence E. 1939
0849c Geology and ground-water resources of the Balmorhea area, western Texas White, Walter N.; Gale, H. S.; Nye, S. Spencer. 1941
0849a Geology and ground-water resources of the Lufkin area, Texas White, Walter N.; Sayre, A. N.; Heuser, J. F. 1941
0889a Exploratory water-well drilling in the Houston District, Texas Rose, Nicholas A.; White, W. N.; Livingston, Penn Poore. 1944
0913 Geology and ground-water resources of the Big Spring area, Texas Livingston, Penn Poore; Bennett, Robert R. 1944
0889c Ground-water resources of the Houston district, Texas White, Walter N.; Rose, N. A.; Guyton, William F. 1944
0914 Texas floods of 1938 and 1939 Breeding, Seth D.; Dalrymple, Tate 1944
0919 Ground-water resources of the El Paso area, Texas Sayre, Albert Nelson; Livingston, Penn Poore. 1945
0889f Ground water in the High Plains of Texas White, W. N.; Broadhurst, W. L.; Lang, Joseph W. 1946
0816 Major Texas floods of 1936 Dalrymple, Tate 1947
1047 Public water supplies in eastern Texas Sundstrom, Raymond W.; Hastings, W. W.; Broadhurst, W. L. 1948
1046 Texas floods of 1940 Breeding, Seth D. 1948
1069 Public water supplies in central and north-central Texas Sundstrom, Raymond W.; Broadhurst, W. L.; Dwyer, B. C. 1949
1079c Ground-water resources of Atascosa County, Texas Sundstrom, Raymond W.; Follett, C. R. 1950
1079b Ground-water resources of Gregg County, Texas, with a section on Stream runoff Broadhurst, W. L.; Breeding, S. D. 1950
1079a Ground-water resources of Liberty County, Texas, with a section on Stream runoff Alexander, Walter H., Jr.; section by Breeding, S. D. 1950
1070 Public water supplies in southern Texas Broadhurst, W. L.; Sundstrom, R. W.; Rowley, J. H. 1950
1106 Public water supplies in western Texas Broadhurst, W. L.; Sundstrom, R. W.; Weaver, D. E. 1951
1138 Geology and ground-water resources of Comal County, Texas, with sections on Surface-water supplies and Chemical character
of the water
George, William Owsley; section by Breeding, Seth D.; Hastings, Warren W. 1952
1227a Floods of May 1951 in western Oklahoma and northwestern Texas Wells, J. V. B. 1954
1260a Floods of September 1952 in the Colorado and Guadelupe river basins, central Texas Breeding, Seth D.; Montgomery, J. H. 1954
1365 Saline-water resources of Texas Winslow, Allen George; Kister, Lester Ray. 1956
1416 Geology and ground-water resources of Galveston County, Texas Petitt, Ben McDowell; Winslow, Allen George 1957
1360f Salt water and its relation to fresh ground water in Harris County, Texas Winslow, Allen G.; Doyel, William Watson; Wood, L. A. 1957
1426 Ground-water resources of the Hueco Bolson, northeast of El Paso, Texas Knowles, Doyle Blewer; Kennedy, Richard A. 1958
1422 Geology and ground-water resources of Medina County, Texas Holt, Charles Lee Roy 1959
1481 Geology and ground-water resources of the Winter Garden district, Texas, 1948 Turner, Samuel Foster; Robinson, T. W.; White, Walter N. 1960
1652b Floods of April-June 1957 in Texas and adjacent states Yost, Ivan Dale 1963
1639u Geology and ground-water resources of Hale County, Texas Cronin, J. G.; Wells, Lloyd C. 1963
1612 Geology and ground-water resources of Hays County, Texas DeCook, Kenneth James 1963
1582 Geology and ground-water resources of Winkler County, Texas Garza, Sergio; Wesselman, John B. 1963
1619j Ground water geology of Edwards County, Texas Long, Archie T. 1963
1588 Ground-water geology of Bexar County, Texas Arnow, Ted 1963
1646 Ground-water geology of Grayson County, Texas Baker, E. T. 1963
1693 A summary of the occurrence and development of ground water in the southern High Plains of Texas Cronin, J. G.; Myers, B. N. 1964
1779k Chemical quality of surface waters in the Brazos River basin in Texas Irelan, Burdge; Mendieta, H. B. 1964
1669aa Ground-water resources of the lower Mesilla Valley, Texas and New Mexico Leggat, E. R.; Lowry, M. E.; Hood, J. W. 1964
1653 Ground-water resources of the lower Rio Grande Valley area, Texas Baker, R. C.; Dale, O. C. 1964
1779f Hydrologic studies of small watersheds, Honey Creek basin, Collin and Grayson Counties, Texas, 1953-1959 Gilbert, Clarence R.; Commons, G. G.; Koberg, G. E.; Kennon, F. W. 1964
1669c Natural sources of salinity in the Brazos River, Texas with particular reference to the Croton and salt Croton Creek basins Baker, R. C.;  Hughes, Leon S.; Yost, I. D. 1964
1809h Reconnaissance of the chemical quality of surface waters of the Sabine River Basin, Texas and Louisiana Hughes, Leon S.; Leifeste, D. K. 1965
1839a Reconnaissance of the chemical quality of surface waters of the Neches River basin, Texas Hughes, Leon S.; Leifeste, Donald K. 1967
1870b Floods of April 28, 1966 in the northern part of Dallas, Texas Mills, Willard B.; Schroeder, Elmer E. 1969
1984 Hydrologic effects of floodwater-retarding structures on Garza-Little Elm Reservoir, Texas Gilbert, Clarence R.; Sauer, Stanley P. 1970
1999j The water quality of Sam Rayburn Reservoir, eastern Texas Rawson, Jack; Lansford, Myra W. 1971
1999l Factors contributing to unusually low runoff during the period 1962-68 in the Concho River Basin, Texas Sauer, Stanley P. 1972
1880b Floods of September-October 1967 in south Texas and northeastern Mexico Schroeder, Elmer E.;   Grozier, R. U.;  Hahl, D. C.;  Hulme, A. E. 1974
2084 Source areas of salinity and trends of salt loads in streamflow in the upper Colorado River, Texas Rawson, Jack 1982
2252 Use of the routing procedure to study dye and gas transport in the West Fork Trinity River, Texas Jobson, Harvey E.; Rathbun, R. E. 1984
2251 Effects of artificial recharge on the Ogallala aquifer, Texas Brown, Richmond Flint; Keys, W. S. 1985
2336a Simulation of flow in the Edwards Aquifer, San Antonio region, Texas, and refinement of storage and flow concepts Maclay, Robert W.; Land, Larry F. 1988
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