Fort Bend County Surface Water Supply Study

by Martha F. Juch, (M.ASCE), Lichliter/Jameson & Associates, Inc, Houston, United States,
David E. Winslow, (M.ASCE), Lichliter/Jameson & Associates, Inc, Houston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems


Fort Bend County encompasses approximately 876 square miles in southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. The County's sole source of potable water is groundwater, which supplied 28 million gallons per day of public water in 1986. The purpose of the study presented herein was to predict population and water demand growth from 1990 to 2030, to identify potential savings through water conservation programs, to examine the potential for damage from flooding due to subsidence and other problems associated with sole dependence on groundwater as the water supply source, to analyze surface water as a possible source of water and to develop a technical plan and management plan for regional water production in Fort Bend County.

Subject Headings: Water conservation | Surface water | Groundwater management | Gulfs | Developing countries | Drinking water | Groundwater supply | Forecasting | Gulf of Mexico | Texas | United States

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