Thursday, February 26, 2015

Aquifer Still Recharging

No Drought Status
Lovelady monitor well: 486.6 ft-msl
Barton Springs: 78 cfs 10-day average

District staff visited a tract of land in the recharge zone of the Barton springs segment of the Edwards aquifer with access to Onion Creek. Staff conducted two flow measurements about 1.5 miles apart. The upstream measurement was of 25 cfs, while the downstream measurement was of 4 cfs. The difference between the amount of flow at the two locations is due to a number of important karst features in the creek bed that are providing water to the aquifer, thus recharging groundwater.

Below see the hydrograph for Lovelady monitor well which shows water levels continuing to rise.

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