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1 Texas Hydrological Innovations Group: Ben Bates, Jason Pickett, Mark Pillion, Yasmin Sierra

2 TEXAS HYDROLOGICAL INNOVATIONS Ben Bates Web Master Jason Pickett Analyst Mark Pillion Assistant Project Manager Yasmin Sierra Project Manager

3 INTRODUCTION Texas Hydrological Innovations Is composed of spatial analysts We specialize in water resources Utilizing GIS technology/tools Improving freshwater management

4 WHAT WE’LL COVER TODAY  An introduction to our company and services  Brief background on springs of Texas  Proposed project  Strategy  Schedule  Budget  Implications  Questions and answers

5 BACKGROUND ON SPRINGS IN TEXAS  Importance of groundwater  Lack of data  Gunnar Brune  Spring requirements  Recharge  Pumping/Decline  Brune and Besse  Other studies

6 PROJECT SCOPE Zone 1: 962 Springs 27 Counties Zone 2: 562 Springs 131 Counties Zone 3: 619 Springs 96 Counties

7 PROJECT PURPOSE Integrate data Categorize the data Provide a comprehensive database for further analysis Create a comprehensive map based database Provide a easily disseminated document that is user friendly

8 PROJECT GOALS Collect and analyze data from all available data sources Create standard for new database Clean data Create a single comprehensive digital database

9 DATA Format: Shapefile Heitmueller and Reece (2003) Format: Shapefile Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Format: Shapefile USGS National Water Information System (NWIS) Format: Shapefile USGS Historical Compilation of Historical Water Quality Data in Texas Format: Table Ecological Recovery Foundation

10 DATA COMPARISON Texas Water Development Board Spatial Scope: 254 Texas countiesSpatial Scope: 254 Texas counties Temporal Scope: Updated annuallyTemporal Scope: Updated annually Heitmueller and Reece Spatial Scope: 254 Texas CountiesSpatial Scope: 254 Texas Counties Temporal Scope: Published September 2003Temporal Scope: Published September 2003 National Water Information System Spatial Scope: 254 Texas countiesSpatial Scope: 254 Texas counties Temporal Scope: *real-time data available for selected sitesTemporal Scope: *real-time data available for selected sites Selected Springs Spatial Scope: Selected springs for 254 Texas countiesSpatial Scope: Selected springs for 254 Texas counties Temporal Scope: Published 2006Temporal Scope: Published 2006 Ecological Recovery Foundation Spatial Scope : 71 Texas CountiesSpatial Scope : 71 Texas Counties Temporal Scope: Published in 2006Temporal Scope: Published in 2006

11 PROJECT CONCEPT Single Comprehensive Digital Database Heitmueller and Reece (2003) TWDB NWIS USGS Historical Springs River Systems Institute

12 METHODOLOGY Explore options for creating a user friendly interactive map Create a comprehensive database in shapefile format Determine source aquifer using a piper diagram (for undesignated springs) Analyze data Determine a standard for database Analyze and select data to be included in analysis Collect data

13 DOCUMENTED SPRINGS NWIS Heitmueller and Reece (2003) USGS Historical Compilation TWDB

14 DATA COMPILATION

15 INCONSISTENCIES

16 DUPLICATE DATA

17 STRATEGY

18 TIMELINE Data Collection Pre-Processing Data Data Analysis Data Interpretation Generate Final Report Dates 2 weeks2/1/ /15/ Weeks2/16/ /23/ Weeks3/24/ /13/ Week4/14/ /22/ Week4/23/ /30/2010

19 BUDGET Project Preparation: $1,500 Data Collection & Analysis: $ 9,000 Management: $4,000 Software License & Web Design: $ 6,708 Equipment Cost: $12, 416 Travel: $50 Total: $33,674

20 IMPLICATIONS  Our results will be a stepping stone for statewide research  Our database will serve as the standard database for all spring data entry

21 CONCLUSION  THI is committed to  Creating a comprehensive map based database cataloging springs of Texas  Setting a standard for further research  Improving freshwater management

22 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

23 REFERENCES  Brune, G. (1981). Springs of texas. Forth Worth: Branch Smith Inc.  Flores, D.A. (2006). Using Major anions and cations to describe trans-pecos springs. San Marcos: D.A. Flores.  Besse, H. (2006). Interim report for contract no Retrieved from springs/study-report.html. springs/study-report.html  The Texas State Historical Association, Initials. (2010). Facts. Texas almanac. Retrieved (2010, February 12) from


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