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Streamflow losses along the Balcones Fault Zone, Nueces River basin, Texas

Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4168

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Abstract

An investigation was conducted to quantify and to determine distribution of streamflow losses and gains that occur during base flow conditions in the Balcones Fault Zone of the Neuces River basin. The streams studied include the West Nueces, Nueces , Dry Frio, Frio, and Sabinal Rivers, and Seco, Hondo, and Verde Creeks. Discharge measurements made during storm recession flows of these streams identified direct recharge to outcrops of the Edwards aquifer and related limestones that ranged from as high as 393 cubic feet per second for the Frio River to as low as 42 cubic feet per second for the Sabinal River. Recharge to outcrops of the Buda Limestone, Eagle Ford Shale, and Austin Group also eventually reaches the Edwards aquifer, and measurements identified losses to these formations ranging from as high as 174 cubic feet per second for the Frio River to near zero for Verde Creek. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Streamflow losses along the Balcones Fault Zone, Nueces River basin, Texas
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
83-4168
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1983
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
vi, 72 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.