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Land-surface subsidence in the Texas coastal region

Karl W. Ratzlaff

Land-surface subsidence in the Texas coastal region

by Karl W. Ratzlaff

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey in Austin, Tex .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Subsidences (Earth movements) -- Texas.,
  • Oil well drilling -- Environmental aspects -- Texas.,
  • Gas well drilling -- Environmental aspects -- Texas.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Karl W. Ratzlaff ; prepared in cooperation with the Texas Department of Water Resources.
    SeriesOpen-file report -- 80-969., Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 80-969.
    ContributionsTexas. Dept. of Water Resources., Geological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 19 leaves :
    Number of Pages19
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17121864M

      The risk of rapid coastal subsidence to infrastructure and economies, as well as to the natural environment in coastal lowlands, is global and is most acute in Cited by: 27 Underground Fluid Withdrawal In the Houston, Texas, area the most dangerous and potentially costly problem related to subsidence is intermittent flooding and permanent inundation of coastal areas. Accordingly, the Hams-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District devotes most of its public infonnation effort to the flooding hazard.

    Current observations and conclusions concerning surface faults mapped in a 35,km 2 area between Victoria and Beaumont, Texas (which area includes the Houston subsidence bowl) may be summarized as follows: 1. (1) Hundreds of faults cutting the Pleistocene and Holocene sediments exposed in the coastal plain have been by: 7. RID. Lineations and Faults in the Texas Coastal Zone - Downloadable PDF. Part Number RID.

    Lowering of the land surface of large areas has been a major unintended consequence of groundwater and petroleum withdrawal by humans. Approximat km 2 of land in the United States has been permanently lowered. The decrease of land-surface elevation, known as land subsidence, typically occurs at rates measured in centimeters per year.   Groundwater Level and Subsidence in the Texas Gulf Coast 1. Groundwater Level and Subsidence inthe Texas Gulf Coast – USGS Sciencein support of groundwatersustainability By Michael J. Turco, Mark C. Kasmarek, Michaela R. Johnson, and Jason K. Ramage In cooperation with the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District, City of Houston, Fort Bend Subsidence District, Lone Star .


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Land-surface subsidence in the Texas coastal region by Karl W. Ratzlaff Download PDF EPUB FB2

Land-surface subsidence has been mapped in the Houston-Galveston area and is known to have occurred in other areas within the Texas coastal region. Most of the subsidence has been caused by both the withdrawal of ground water and by the production of oil, gas, and associated ground water.

Land-surface subsidence was determined by comparing adjusted elevations of bench marks for various. Land-surface the Texas coastal region is generally less than 0_5 foot ( m); however, two large areas where land-surface subsidence exceeds foot ( m) are the Houston-Galveston area in subregion 2 and a rice irrigation area in subregion 3.

Elsewhere in the. Land-surface subsidence in the Texas coastal region is generally less than foot ( m); however, two large areas where land-surface subsidence exceeds foot ( m) are the Houston-Galveston area in subregion 2 and a rice irrigation area in subregion 3. Elsewhere in the coastal region, subsid­Cited by: Get this from a library.

Land-surface subsidence in the Texas coastal region. [Karl W Ratzlaff; Texas. Department of Water Resources.; Geological Survey (U.S.)].

Most of the land-surface subsidence in the Houston-Galveston region, Texas, has occurred as a direct result of groundwater withdrawals for municipal supply, commercial and industrial use, and irrigation that depressured and dewatered the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers, thereby causing compaction of the aquifer sediments, mostly in the fine.

LAND-SURFACE SUBSIDENCE IN THE HOUSTON-GALVESTON REGION, TEXAS By R. Gabrysch and C. Bonnet U.S. Geological Survey ABSTRACT The pumping of large amounts of ground water in the Houston-Galveston region, Texas, has resulted in water-leveldeclines of as much as feet (61 meters) in wells completed in the Chico.

aquifer and as much as feet. Houston Subsidence During the first decade of the s, pumping of oil and gas, and solution-mining of sulfur in the upper Texas coastal plain allowed the underground strata to begin to collapse, and the surface to decline or “subside”. This same problem continued into the s and later, when extensive withdrawal of groundwater for industrial [ ].

GROUND-WATER WITHDRAWALS AND LAND-SURFACE SUBSIDENCE IN THE HOUSTON-GALVESTON REGION, TEXAS, By R. Gabrysch U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Open-File Report Prepared in cooperation with the Texas Department of Water Resources and the Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District Austin, Texas Cited by: NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the Texas Medical Center, and all the businesses located downtown.

The Texas Legislature created the Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District into tackle on the problem of subsidence. The District first focused on the coastal areas, which were most at risk due to the lower Size: 11KB. @article{osti_, title = {Land subsidence caused by withdrawal of oil and gas in the Gulf coastal plain - The Houston, Texas, case history}, author = {Holzer, T.L.}, abstractNote = {The extensive network of geodetic leveling lines in the Houston-Galveston, Texas, area, where at least oil and gas fields have been developed, provides the most comprehensive opportunity in the Gulf Coast.

land-surface subsidence— Interval 1 foot 2 EXPLANATION FORT BEND SUBSIDENCE DISTRICT HARRIS-GALVESTON COASTAL SUBSIDENCE DISTRICT Figure 1. Subsidence occurring between and in the Houston-Galveston region, Size: 3MB.

intensively by the Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District, an organization whose task is to balance the sometimes conflicting requirements for water resources and stable land surface.

Between andall of the region within 20 miles of Houston had subsided at least 3 dm. A maximum change, exceeding m for that time interval, was. Gabrysch RK and Bonnet CW () Land-surface subsidence in the Houston-Galveston region, Texas.

Texas Water Development Board Report 19 pp Google Scholar Galloway WE () Depositional and structural framework of the distal Frio Formation, Texas coastal zone and by: 9.

The greater Houston area, possibly more than any other metropolitan area in the United States, has been adversely affected by land subsidence (Coplin and Galloway, ). Extensive subsidence caused Cited by: 5. Removal of water, oil, and gas from the subsurface in Harris County has caused declines in fluid pressures which in turn have resulted in subsidence of the land surface.

One critical area of subsidence is in the area of Burnett, Scott, and Crystal Bays near Baytown. Much of this area is now subject to inundation by high tides. Production of oil and gas from the Goose Creek Field at the. Subsidence information for underground mines literature assessment and annotated bibliography.

U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular Gabrysch, R. Ground-Water Withdrawals and Land-Surface Subsidence in the Houston-Galveston Region, Texas, USGS Open-File Report Gatto, P. and L.

Carbognin. Houston, the most populous city in the Southern United States, is located along the upper Texas Gulf Coast, approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of the Gulf of Mexico at city, which is the ninth-largest in the United States by area, covers square miles (1, km 2), of which square miles (1, km 2), or %, is land and square miles (58 km 2), or %, is.

The physical processes (land-surface subsidence and sediment erosion) responsible for historical wetland loss were quantified by comparing marsh-surface elevations, water depths, and vertical displacements of stratigraphic contacts that were correlated between short sediment cores at 10 study areas in the Mississippi River delta plain and six sites at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR) in.

Hydrogeology and simulation of ground-water flow and land-surface subsidence in the northern part of the Gulf Coast aquifer system, Texas / by Mark C. Kasmarek and James L. Robinson ; in cooperation with the Texas Water Development Board and the Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District.

Format Online Resource Book. Harris - Galveston Subsidence District History of Subsidence, Regulation, and Water Management in the Houston Region Michael TJ. urco - General Manager ASSOCIATION OF WATER BOARD DIRECTORS – GUEST LECTURE. AP HOUSTON, TEXAS.

Addressing Subsidence in Bangkok, Thailand and Houston, Texas: Scientific Comparisons and Data-Driven Groundwater Policies for Coastal Land-Surface .Subsidence is the sudden sinking or gradual downward settling of the ground's surface with little or no horizontal motion.

The definition of subsidence is not restricted by the rate, magnitude, or area involved in the downward movement. It may be caused by natural processes or by human activities. “Land subsidence” is the sinking or lowering of the land surface, mostly due to human activity.

It can “increase flooding, alter wetland and coastal ecosystems, and damage infrastructure and historical sites,” as well as “contribute to water intrusion and shoreline retreat.”.