Thursday, March 28, 2013

Drought Trigger at Lovelady Reached

Drought Status: Stage II Alarm Drought
Lovelady Monitor Well: 462.67 ft-msl
Barton Springs: 20 cfs (approx. 10-day average)

Yesterday, 3/27/12, District staff made a manual measurement of the water level in the Lovelady monitor well and found that it was at 462.67 ft-msl, below the drought trigger for Stage III Critical Drought of 462.7 ft-msl. Making reliable discharge measurements at Barton Springs has been difficult due to the construction occurring at the pool. However, only one of the drought trigger sites that the District uses (Barton Springs and Lovelady monitor well) needs to drop below its respective threshold in order for the District's Board to make a drought declaration. The board will likely declare Stage III Critical Drought at their next meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

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