Management of Subsidence in an Urban Environment

by 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

Abstract:

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 Large quantities of groundwater withdrawn to supply that population and the associated industrial and agricultural needs, have caused significant subsidence.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.



Subject Headings: Groundwater depletion | Urban areas | Water supply | Texas | United States | North America

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