Thursday, August 27, 2009

Critical Stage Drought Continues

Drought Stage: Critical
Barton Springs flow: 16 cfs (15.9 cfs 10-day avg)
Lovelady Water Level: 197.2 feet

Drought conditions and impacts continue to get worse as we enter the end of August. Reports of impacts to springs and wells are "flooding" in. Click here to an Austin American Statesman article on the impacts to groundwater. The District will soon cross the 14 cfs threshold for it's Emergency Response Period (ERP) in the next few weeks.

There is a glimmer of hope as the seasonal forecast predicts impacts to lessen in the Fall.

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