Vulnerability of Texas Aquifers to Pumping-Induced SubsidenceThis photo shows the effects of land subsidence in the area near Houston, Texas.

Please see Subsidence Working Group

In 2016 the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) contracted with LRE Water, LLC to identify and characterize areas within Texas' major and minor aquifers that are susceptible to land subsidence related to groundwater pumping. Please see the project deliverables below.

Project Report and Mapping Tool

"Final Report: Identification of the Vulnerability of the Major and Minor Aquifers of Texas to Subsidence with Regard to Groundwater Pumping"

"Subsidence Prediction Tool and User Guide"

The files pertaining to the Prediction Tool and the User Guide are compressed (ZIP format) and have to be extracted prior to use.