Thursday, December 15, 2011

December Aquifer Update

Drought Status: Critical Stage III
Barton Springs: 18 cfs (19.5 cfs 10-day average)
Lovelady: 194.0 ft

The recent rainfall totals for November were near average, and above-average for December. That has brought about some relief to the dryness, but very nominal recharge and relief to the aquifer. Barton Springs discharge has temporarily spiked in response to the rainfall, but minimal response in the Lovelady well indicates very little addition to storage.

A great summary of the recent rains can be found on Bob Rose's (LCRA) blog. Click here.

The District's December newsletter highlights the current drought.

The Office of the Texas State Climatologist (OTSC) has a good statewide summary of the 2011 drought--click here.

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