Drought Status: NO DROUGHT
Barton Springs = 44 cfs (10-day avg is 46 cfs)*
Lovelady Well = 172.8 feet
Unless we get significant rains, we are estimating entry into Alarm Stage Drought in early June.
Manchaca Rainfall (year to date, as of 5/22) = 7.9 inches
U.S. Drought Monitor indicates "abnormally dry" conditions (note, this is a meteorological drought index).
U.S. Seasonal Outlook indicates our area is within a region mapped as "some improvement" due to the fact that La Nina conditions appear to be weakening.
*recent field measurements by the District indicate Barton Springs discharge may actually be lower than currently reported, we are awaiting verification and revisions to the spring discharge by the USGS.