Drought Update: June 2023

Dried Blanco Texas River after a rain

2023 Rainfall So Far We’re halfway through the year, and while April and May rains provided much-needed recharge to the Edwards and Trinity aquifers, we remain in Stage III Critical Drought. This was initially declared on October 20, 2022, when the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) Lovelady monitor well passed below the Stage III […]

Senate Bill 1745 Passes

View of Texas state capitol from the grounds

Written by Dr. Tim Loftus The 88th Legislature, Regular Session passed SB 1745 that will take effect on September 1, 2023. The new law allows the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (the District) to gradually increase Trinity production permit fees over the next few years to become equivalent to the fee for Conditional Edwards permits. […]