Envirofacts Data Warehouse
. Brought to you by the Environmental Protection Agency, this is the place to search for your county and see how it is doing on environmental issues.
EPA ZIP Code Search
. Locate pollution, waste sites, regulated sites, environmental conditions for your watershed, etc. Just enter a zip code, select the type of information you are searching for and then submit the form. A map will be returned showing the information you have requested.
FEMA Map Service Center
. The Map Service Center (MSC) distributes National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) materials to a broad range of customers, including Federal, State, and local government officials; real estate professionals; insurance providers; appraisers; builders; land developers; design engineers; surveyors; lenders; and the public.
Federal Brownfields Resources
. Links to information on Brownfields from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A brownfield is a site that has actual or perceived contamination and an active potential for redevelopment or reuse.
Local Government Environmental Assistance Network
. The Local Government Environmental Assistance Network is a forum and clearinghouse of environmental information for local government. It provides 24-hour access to regulatory and pollution prevention information, message boards, regulatory updates, grants and financing information, and much more.
Office of the State Climatologist
. OSC retains a large data base covering Texas and southern states and, as well as publishing regular reports and monographs, undertakes research on climate patterns and applied meteorology.
US EPA Publications
. On-line documents from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) including brownfield issues.
Seismic Geophysical Exploration Data from @stickmap.com. Seismic data sales for geophysical exploration.
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center
. SEDAC's mission is to develop and deliver information products and services that integrate social and natural science data in ways useful for decision making. Developed and operated by CIESIN. See above.
Surf Your Watershed
. This page is from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). You can click on a map of Texas to find out information about your watershed and find out about the water quality within that watershed.
TCEQ Home Page
. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is the lead environmental agency for the state.
Texas Colonia Project. The Office of the Attorney General created and maintains an extensive Colonia Geographic Database for the border region. You can view individual county maps which show the locations of the colonias within the county.
Texas Environmental Profiles
. County profiles are available on this site with values, state rankings, and links for over 50 indicators of environmental quality.
Texas Water Development Board
. The Texas Water Development Board's (TWDB) mission is to provide leadership, technical services and financial assistance to support planning, conservation and responsible development of water for the State of Texas.
. A service of the Texas Water Resources Institute at Texas A & M University. Search the subject index for publications or locate a link. You can also access their database of researchers from Texas universities with expertise in water related issues.
University of Texas
Bureau of Economic Geology. A contract based research unit of the University of Texas.
Dr. Maidment's Research
. Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Maidment has an entire section on Applications to Texas. His research seems to focused primarily on water and hydrology.
- Digital Atlas of the World Water Balance. Version 1.0, May 1997. A first attempt at creating an integrated set of data files and models in GIS format that can be used to characterize the planet's water balance.
- Spacial Water Balance of Texas. A study published by the University of Texas with the stated purpose of gaining an improved understanding of the stocks of water in different components (air, soil, water bodies) of the hydrologic cycle and the fluxes between these components.
. Collection of exercises, data, reports and information designed to support the use of Geographic Information Systems in Hydrology and Water Resources. The materials presented here come from the Center for Research in Water Resources and the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Texas, the Engineering Computer Graphics Laboratory of Brigham Young University, and the Applications Programming Group at Environmental Systems Research, Inc.
- GISHydro98. Same as above, but two new contributors: the Danish Hydraulic Institute and the EPA Office of Water.
Obtaining Hydrologic Data through the Internet. Find out about Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), Digital Line Graphs (DLGs), Hydrologic Unit Codes(HUCs), Land Use/Land Cover Files (LULC), and River Reach Files (RF1).
USGS -- GIS Data for Water Resources
. This site serves as a node of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) for finding and accessing USGS spatial data related to water resources.