Thursday, May 14, 2009

Critical Drought Continues

Introducing our new "drought flag" to help increase drought awareness. The flag comes to us courtesy of our new Education and Outreach Team Leader Robin Gary.

Current Drought Status: Critical
Barton Springs Flow: 19.5 (10 day average)
Lovelady Well: 195.3 feet (depth to water)

The recent rains (average for March and April) have helped central Texas vegetation--the wildflowers are out and farmers are cutting hay. Accordingly, the US Drought Monitor downgraded the area from "exceptional" to "extreme" drought.

But don't let that lead you to believe the drought is over, the hydrologic drought has not improved--streams remain dry and aquifer levels and springflow continue to decline.