Land-surface Subsidence and Active Faulting in the Texas Coastal Zone

dc.creatorKreitler, Charles W.
dc.date.accessioned2024-03-05T20:26:33Z
dc.date.available2024-03-05T20:26:33Z
dc.date.issued1974
dc.description.abstractLand-surface subsidence characterizes much of the Texas Coastal Zone, but is most common in the upper part of the Zone and especially in the greater Houston area. The degree of subsidence ranges from acute to that discernible only with precise instrument leveling. A number of factors can result in surface subsidence; however, the major cause in affected portions of the Texas Coastal Zone is the lowering of pressure heads due to the withdrawal of ground water. In local areas, subsidence has also been a function of the removal of oil and gas, and the solution mining of sulfur and salt. Other causes, significant in other areas, are insignificant in the Texas Coastal Zone.
dc.description.departmentBureau of Economic Geology
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/123900
dc.relation.ispartofContract Reports
dc.rights.restrictionOpen
dc.subjectgeology
dc.subjecthazards
dc.subjectTexas
dc.subjectcoastal processes
dc.subjectfaults
dc.subjectsubsidence
dc.titleLand-surface Subsidence and Active Faulting in the Texas Coastal Zone
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