thumbnail

Analog-model studies of the effects of recharge wells along the Houston Ship Channel on potentiometric surfaces of the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers, Houston, Texas

Open-File Report 73-138

Prepared in cooperation with the City of Houston and Texas Water Development Board
By:

Links

Abstract

Because of increasing concern about the continuing decline of water levels in the Houston area, an electric analog model was used to determine the effects on the potentiometric surfaces resulting from recharging water through wells along the Houston Ship Channel into the two major aquifers, the Chicot and Evangeline.

The model conditions simulated for this study are too complex to be described in detail. The upper model layer simulated the hydrologic conditions in the lower unit of the Chicot aquifer undifferentiated. The simulation included clay compaction and vertical leakage as well as transmissivity and storage. The lower model layer simulated the hydrologic conditions in the Evangeline aquifer which underlies the Chicot aquifer.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Analog-model studies of the effects of recharge wells along the Houston Ship Channel on potentiometric surfaces of the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers, Houston, Texas
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
73-138
Year Published:
1973
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Texas Water Science Center
Description:
2 Plates: 15.48 x 21.26 inches x 15.78 x 21.23 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Texas