This Website Helps Measure Decline Of Groundwater Levels In Houston

 - Jul 21, 2017
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The U.S. Geological Survey has launched a novel and highly interactive website that is designed to make it possible for people to visually explore and understand the reduction in groundwater levels in the earth right beneath the greater Houston area.

This website takes into account geological data from 2016 all the way back to 1977 - a period of 40 years - to help people understand patterns in groundwater sinkage and groundwater declines. The site also lays out how soil is impacted by groundwater decline.

By presenting groundwater information in the form of a highly visual and easy-to-use website, the U.S. Geological Survey is looking to foster education about a geological phenomenon that is often difficult to comprehend because it's often out of sight and out of mind.