Topic: Bureau of Economic Geology

Storing Extra Surface Water Boosts Groundwater Supply

March 24, 2016
Agua Fria Water Recharge Facility

Although years of drought and over-pumping have depleted groundwater in Arizona and California, a new study shows the situation has created underground reservoirs where extra surface water can be stored.

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Nature Has Greatest Influence on Water in Colorado River

Dec. 10, 2015
Lake Mead

Researchers have found that the water supply of the Colorado River basin, a vital source of water in the Southwest, is influenced more by wet-dry periods than by human use, which has been stable during past decades.

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TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program Authorized by State

June 22, 2015
Depiction of mole tracks after an earthquake.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed legislation authorizing funding of $4.47 million for the TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program, an initiative led by the Bureau of Economic Geology — the State Geologic Survey of Texas — at UT Austin. 

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Drought and Flood Prediction Gets Boost from New Texas Network and NASA Satellite

Feb. 2, 2015

A new network of underground sensors in the Texas Hill Country will arm those responsible for managing the state's finite water supply with vital information for determining the chances of drought and dangerous floods.

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New Reserves Assessment Solidifies Forecast of Natural Gas Supplies from Fayetteville Shale

Jan. 9, 2014

A new study from the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) at The University of Texas at Austin forecasts that one of the nation's most productive shale gas basins, the Fayetteville Shale, will continue to be a major contributor to U.S. natural gas supplies for years to come, with economically recoverable reserves of 18 trillion cubic feet (tcf) through 2050, as described in a summary report in this week's edition of the Oil and Gas Journal.

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