Monday, June 23, 2008

Alarm Drought Declared

Drought Status: Alarm
  • Barton Springs = 29 cfs (10-day avg)
  • Lovelady Well = 178.8 feet
Other Drought Indicators:
  • Manchaca Rainfall (year to date, as of 6/23) = 8.1 inches, nearly a 9 inch deficit for 2008
  • U.S. Drought Monitor indicates "extreme drought" conditions (note, this is a meteorological drought index).
  • U.S. Seasonal Outlook indicates our area is within a region mapped as drought to "persist," despite the fact that La Nina conditions appear to be weakening.
Alarm Stage Drought requires a reduction of 20% of normal monthly water usage by permit holders. We further ask all who use groundwater to conserve water to help maintain water levels and springflow.