Drought conditions have continued to worsen across Central Texas this summer as we deal with record breaking heat and abnormally dry conditions. So far, we have received below average rainfall every month this year except for February. May and June of 2022 were the warmest on record for Austin and July is looking to continue that streak. On June 9, 2022, the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District’s Board of Directors declared Stage II Alarm Drought at its regular Board Meeting. The District remains in Stage II Alarm Drought today, but if dry conditions persist, as expected, we could eventually move into Critical Drought (Stage III). With the drought worsening, we thought this would be a good time to hold a community meeting for constituents and permittees. District staff, including General Manager Tim Loftus, will provide information on our role as a conservation district, how our aquifers work, drought triggers, managing your well through drought, and more. Board Member Dan Pickens (Precinct 1) will also be on hand to facilitate the discussion and share his ideas for private-well management. Please join us!
August 6, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Rolling Oaks Clubhouse
1031 Lonesome Trail
Driftwood, Texas 78619
- Drought Information/Frequently Asked Questions: https://bseacd.org/regulatory/drought-information-resources/
- Drought Media Tool-Kit: https://bseacd.org/drought-edu/
- Press Release archive: http://bseacd.org/publications/press-releases/
- Drought Status page: http://bseacd.org/aquifer-science/drought-status/
- Drought Management page: http://bseacd.org/regulatory/drought-management/