Critical Stage III Drought
Barton Springs: 16 cfs 10-day average
Lovelady: 459.1 ft-msl
During these low-flow conditions the discharge values at Barton Springs becomes erratic, making absolute determinations of discharge difficult. Using historic drought data the District has created a correlation between the water levels in the Lovelady well and Barton Springs. Based on this correlation the 10-day average is about 16 cfs, despite the USGS reporting about 18 cfs presently.
Note that the Lovelady data will soon be available online in real-time. The District has contracted the USGS to host the Lovelady site in its system.