Thursday, February 6, 2014

Groundwater Rise Has Ended

No Drought
Barton Springs: 68 cfs 10-day average
Lovelady: 491.04 ft-msl

For the first time since September, water level in the District's Lovelady monitor well is exhibiting a falling trend. The large storms in October provided a sudden and large amount of recharge to the aquifer that dramatically increased the rate of water level which started in September. Just in the last few weeks the rate of rise had begun to flatten out, and finally has reversed altogether. Winter 2013-2014 has seen below average rainfall. Consequently, most creeks over the Edwards aquifer recharge zone have been largely dry and not providing significant recharge.