Barton Springs and Lovelady Level Check – Aug. 17, 2022

Here are the latest level checks for Barton Springs and the Lovelady Well, the District’s drought triggers. Both Barton Springs and Lovelady continue their steady decline. Currently, the District remains in Stage II Alarm Drought. We are keeping our fingers crossed for rain on Thursday and Friday, but it still won’t be enough to get us out of drought. We are inching closer to Stage III Critical Drought. Please continue to conserve.
Aug 17, 2022 – Barton Springs is at 24 cfs (cubic feet per second). The USGS continue to make discharge measurements at Barton Springs to ensure accurate stage-discharge real-time reporting. Stage III Critical Drought Trigger goes into effect when Barton Springs flow falls below 20 cfs.
Aug. 17, 2022 – The water level in the Lovelady Well is currently at 466 ft msl (feet above mean sea level). Stage III Critical Drought Trigger goes into effect when Lovelady water level falls below 462.7 ft msl.
In the summer months, outdoor water use is significantly higher and can account for 60% or more of home water use. Planting native or drought-tolerant landscapes, mulching, and using compost can substantially reduce the amount of irrigation water required to keep plants healthy. Making sure your irrigation system is functioning at peak efficiency and replacing leaking gaskets and hoses can help conserve water. Installing a rain barrel or rainwater harvesting system can make an even bigger impact in reducing overall water use.
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