thumbnail

Simulation of groundwater flow in the Edwards-Trinity and related aquifers in the Pecos County region, Texas

Fact Sheet 2014-3029

Prepared in cooperation with Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District, Pecos County, City of Fort Stockton, Brewster County, and Pecos County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1
By:
DOI: 10.3133/fs20143029

Links

Abstract

The Edwards-Trinity aquifer, a major aquifer in the Pecos County region of western Texas, is a vital groundwater resource for agricultural, industrial, and public supply uses. Resource managers would like to better understand the future availability of water in the Edwards-Trinity aquifer in the Pecos County region and the effects of the possible increase or temporal redistribution of groundwater withdrawals. To that end, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District, Pecos County, City of Fort Stockton, Brewster County, and Pecos County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, completed a comprehensive, integrated analysis of available hydrogeologic data to develop a groundwater-flow model of the Edwards-Trinity and related aquifers in parts of Brewster, Jeff Davis, Pecos, and Reeves Counties. Following calibration, the model was used to evaluate the sustainability of recent (2008) and projected water-use demands on groundwater resources in the study area.

Study Area

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Simulation of groundwater flow in the Edwards-Trinity and related aquifers in the Pecos County region, Texas
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2014-3029
DOI:
10.3133/fs20143029
Year Published:
2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Texas Water Science Center
Description:
6 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Texas
County:
Pecos County
Datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Projection:
Albers Equal-Area Conic projection
Scale:
2000000
Online Only (Y/N):
N