Going Green Sustainability Lecture: USGS Annual Groundwater Table Data

Location: Zoom link


The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. kicks off its 2023-2024 Going Green Sustainability Lecture Series with  “USGS Annual Groundwater Table Data.” with Mr. Jason Ramage of the United States Geological Survey (USGS).


This talk is a summary of the annual study of aquifer water table levels in our region.  The USGS has been monitoring groundwater table levels in hundreds of water wells in our region for more than 40 years; wells that are pumping water from the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers–sources of drinking water for much of Montgomery County. At September’s Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. talk, the presentation will cover current year (2023) regional water-level altitudes in the Gulf Coast Aquifer system for the Houston-Galveston region, including Montgomery County. In addition, short and long-term changes in water-levels as well as subsidence, as measured by extensometers across the region, will be covered.


Jason Ramage is currently a Hydrologist with the USGS Oklahoma– Texas Water Science Center. He began his career as a student doing a variety of work, including constructing surface water gages, measuring discharge in streams, and making groundwater-level measurements. After transitioning to a Hydrologist role upon graduation, Jason’s project work has been focused on groundwater, aquifer compaction, and land surface subsidence in the Gulf Coast aquifer system. Jason has also been involved in groundwater quality sampling in production wells looking at a variety of constituents from major and minor ions, trace metals, radiochemical isotopes, age dating isotopes, and others. Jason holds a B.S. in Geology from the University of Houston.