Fort Bend County Surface Water Supply Studyby Martha F. Juch, (M.ASCE), Lichliter/Jameson & Associates, Inc, Houston, United States,
David E. Winslow, (M.ASCE), Lichliter/Jameson & Associates, Inc, Houston, United States,
Abstract: 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 | Water demand | Surface water | Groundwater management | Groundwater supply | Floods | Gulfs | North America | Gulf of Mexico | Texas | United States
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