All About Drought

All About Drought: How does the District make a drought declaration? The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (District) has two drought triggers. They are the Lovelady Monitor Well and Barton Springs. Only one of the two drought stage triggers needs to be reached for a drought declaration to be made. However, to exit a drought stage, both Barton Springs and Lovelady must rise above their respective drought triggers. This latter requirement keeps the District from making multiple declarations about drought over short periods of time. The District currently remains in Stage II Alarm Drought.
Check out this handout for more information on the District’s drought triggers and process: