Current drought trigger levels:
- Barton Springs = 22 cfs (10-day avg, estimated*)
- Lovelady Well = 190.6 feet
The Climate Prediction Center (NOAA) has indicated that we are El Nino/La Nina neutral conditions, but that lingering La Nina atmospheric signals in the atmosphere may be contributing to our drier than normal conditions.
Alarm Stage Drought requires a reduction of 20% of normal monthly water usage by permit holders. Critical Stage drought will require a reduction of 30%. We further ask all who use groundwater to conserve water to help maintain water levels and springflow.
*USGS data is being revised and is not currently available since 10/15. The estimated value is based on the last reported data and known rates of springflow decline.