Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Aquifer heading toward Alarm Drought Conditions
The 10-day average of Barton Springs is projected to pass its Alarm Stage Drought threshold in early April without any substantial rainfall. In addition, the water level in the Lovelady well (the second drought indicator for the District) will also pass its Alarm Stage Drought threshold in mid-late April. Only one of the drought triggers needs to cross their respective threshold for the Board to make a drought declaration. The next Board meeting is scheduled for April 14 when the Board could vote to make a drought declaration. Drought contingency plans for those who have a permit to pump water in the District require a 20% reduction from normal monthly use.
Posted by Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District at 2:38 PM