Thursday, October 22, 2009

From Critical to Alarm?

Drought Stage: Critical (but likely to improve soon)
Barton Springs flow: ~50 cfs and slowly declining
Lovelady Well: 193.3 ft depth to water, and rising

We are on track to leave Critical and enter into Alarm Stage drought at the end of October if the current trend in the Lovelady well continues. The Alarm threshold for the Lovelady well is 192.1 ft depth to water.

However, we are not out of the woods yet, and if we don't get more rain in the upcoming months, we'll be headed back toward Critical Stage. This is evident in the fact that Barton Springs never quite reached average conditions (~60 cfs) despite all the recent rains, and has started to decline slowly.

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