Stage II Alarm Drought
Lovelady monitor well: 4687.7 ft-msl
Barton Springs discharge: 35 cfs 10-day average
Over the last few months both discharge at Barton Springs and water level at Lovelady monitor well, the District's to drought trigger sites, have experienced brief two rises due to the timing of precipitation events this summer that were large enough to generate recharge to the aquifer (see figure below). Currently, with fall well underway, water level in the aquifer is on the decline, while the Climate Prediction Center, expects El Niño conditions to develop in the next month or two, potentially bringing above average rainfall to central Texas.