Barton Springs and Lovelady Level Check – Oct. 5, 2021

Barton Springs and the Loveday Well are the district’s two drought triggers. Thanks to last week’s rain, both saw a bit of a bump in levels. While both remain above the Stage II drought threshold, we could return to Stage II Drought Restrictions by mid-December, if not sooner, if we do not see any additional rain. Please continue to do your part to conserve.
Oct. 5, 2021 – Barton Springs remains above the Stage II Alarm Drought Threshold of 38 cfs (cubic feet per second). It is currently at 64.2 cfs.
Oct. 5, 2021 – The water level in the Lovelady Well remains above Stage II Drought Threshold of 478 ft msl (feet above mean sea level). It is currently just below 483.5 msl.
Follow our website for the latest levels at Lovelady and Barton Springs.
As a reminder, May through September is the District’s Water Conservation Period. Austin Water Utility restricts outdoor watering to no more than twice per week, and the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District initiates a voluntary 10% reduction in groundwater pumping by its permittees. Though the approaches are different, the goal is the same—to prolong water availability throughout the hottest and driest portion of the year.