Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Jacob's Well (spring) stops flowing

Jacob’s Well Stops Flowing

This drought is not just limited to the Barton Springs Aquifer. Recently a press release was issued from Wimberley stating that the spring called Jacob's Well stopped flowing for only the second time in recorded history. This spring issues from the Trinity Aquifer within the Texas Hill Country and indicates that those resources are also under severe stress due to the drought.
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.