Thursday, June 12, 2008

Current Conditions 6/12/08

Drought Status: NO DROUGHT
Barton Springs = 40 cfs (10-day avg is 41 cfs)*
Lovelady Well = 177.1 feet

We are estimating entry into Alarm Stage Drought no later than the first week of July.

Manchaca Rainfall (year to date, as of 6/12) = 8.1 inches

U.S. Drought Monitor indicates "severe drought" 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 and City of Austin indicate Barton Springs discharge may actually be lower than currently reported, we are awaiting verification and revisions to the spring discharge by the USGS.