Management of Subsidence in an Urban Environmentby Ronald J. Neighbors, Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence, District, Friendswood, United States,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources
Houston, Texas is the fourth largest city in the United States and with its metropolitan area included, comprises a population of almost four million people. Large quantities of groundwater withdrawn to supply that population and the associated industrial and agricultural needs, have caused significant subsidence. In 1975 the Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District was created to regulate the withdrawal of groundwater for the purpose of ending subsidence.
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