Geology and ground-water resources of Medina County, Texas

Water Supply Paper 1422



The Edwards limestone of Cretaceous age is the principal water-bearing formation in Medina County and makes up the major part of a ground-water reservoir, or aquifier, which in places includes thinner limestone formations both above and below the Edwards. The Glen Rose limestone, also of Cretaceous age, yields moderate amounts of water to wells and springs in the northern part of the county. Other Cretaceous formations, including the Austin chalk, Anacacho limestone, and Escondido formation, yield only small amounts of water, and that of the Austin and Escondido is of generally inferior quality.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geology and ground-water resources of Medina County, Texas
Series title Water Supply Paper
Series number 1422
DOI 10.3133/wsp1422
Year Published 1959
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Texas Water Science Center
Description Report: vi, 213 p.; 6 Plates
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N