Thursday, March 12, 2009

Critical Drought continues despite rains

Critical Stage Drought
Barton Springs Discharge (10-day average) = 17.5 cfs
Lovelady depth to water = 194.9 ft

As of today (3/12/9) the rainfall, although much appreciated, has not done much to recharge the aquifer. Barton Springs has temporarily jumped in discharge (up to 29 cfs), but without further rainfall, will quickly fall below 20 cfs again.

Both Barton Springs and the Lovelady well must be above their respective drought trigger levels for the Board to down-grade or remove a drought declaration.

Let's hope for more rain.