Aquifer Conditions of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, Hays & Travis Counties, Texas
Monday, April 7, 2014
Small Weekend Rain, No Runoff
Barton Springs discharge: 48 cfs 10-day average
Lovelad Monitor well: 480.8 ft-msl
The rain gauge at the District office collected 0.21 inches from the rain that came through the area this weekend. Campy Mabry had a similar total rainfall of 0.20 inches. Before the rain this weekend, the District rain gauge had not received rain since mid-March. At the time of this post, the hydrographs for Lovelady monitor well and Barton Springs do not seem to have been significantly influenced by this weekend's rain. It appears that we are still on track to reach Lovelady well's Stage II Alarm Drought threshold by the end of April unless substantial precipitation occurs.
Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District
Critical Stage: Barton 20 cfs or Lovelady 190.7 feet
Exceptional Stage: Barton 14 cfs or Lovelady 196.3 feet
Emergency Response Period: 10 cfs or Lovelady 200.0 feet
Either Barton Springs OR the Lovelady Well can trigger a drought declaration by the Board. However, BOTH Barton Springs AND the Lovelady Well must be above their respective drought trigger levels to exit a drought declaration.