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Subsidence is the sinking of the land surface caused by the withdrawal of groundwater. The land elevation lost to subsidence is permanent and irreversible. In the Harris- Galveston region of Texas, subsidence poses the greatest threat in the coastal areas susceptible to flooding due to high tides, heavy rainfall and hurricane storm surge. Because of low elevation, any additional subsidence in the coastal areas results in a significant increase in potential tidal flooding or permanent inundation.
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Texas Department of Water Resources. (Texas Department of Water Resources., 1983)No abstract available
Water Resources Data for Texas, Water Year 1988. Volume 1. Arkansas River Basin, Red River Basin, Sabine River Basin, Neches River Basin, Trinity River Basin and Intervening Coastal Basins Buckner HD; Carrillo ER; Davidson HJ (, 1989)Surface-water data for the 1988 water year for Texas are presented in three volumes, appropriately identified as to content by river basins. Data in each volume consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of ...
CARTER LJ (, 1970 Feb 2)THE GALVESTON BAY ESTUARY'S ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS IS REPORTED. LONG A MAJOR NURSERY AREA FOR SHELLFISH AND FINFISH, THE BAY'S WATER QUALITY HAS BEEN SEVERELY DEGRADED BY RAPID INDUSTRIAL AND POPULATION GROWTH. A 1914 DECISION ...