Barton Springs and Lovelady Level Check: December, 2022

District staff measure the Lovelady monitor well. On the right the staff member holds an orange measuring tape. On the left is the well along with the gauge that records measurements daily.
The District remains in Critical Drought (Stage III). Levels at Barton Springs and Lovelady have been holding pretty steady. However, we need more substantial rain to get out of drought. We do have some chances for rain throughout the week.
Dec. 12, 2022 – Barton Springs levels have gone up a bit due to the rains we’ve received over the past couple of weeks. Currently it sits at 26.2 cfs (cubic feet per second). Exceptional Drought (Stage IV) goes into effect when the 10 day average of Barton Springs flow falls below 14 cfs.
Dec. 12, 2022 – The water level in the Lovelady Well is currently at 460.95 msl (feet above mean sea level). Exceptional Drought Trigger goes into effect when Lovelady water level falls below 457.1 ft msl.
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