Middle Trinity Aquifer Synoptic

BSEACD and HTGCD staff measure flow at Pleasant Valley Spring. They're standing in the river with a rock wall in the background.

Jeff Watson, Staff Hydrogeologist at BSEACD, measuring Pleasant Valley Spring flow on September 14, 2023 with Radu Boghici, Hydrogeologist at Hays Trinity GCD. This month the District began conducting a synoptic survey of the Middle Trinity Aquifer. This involves measuring hundreds of Trinity Aquifer wells within a set timeframe and provides an overarching ‘snapshot’ of […]

Drought Update: September 2023

Blue Hole Regional Park on September 1, 2023. Photo by City of Wimberley Parks and Recreation Department. It’s been almost a year since the District declared Stage III Critical Drought on October 20, 2022. Since then, according to Texas Monthly, some impressive records have been set including the:  This culmination of extended heat (80 triple […]

A Message from the General Manager – September 2023

By Tim Loftus, General Manager of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District For the second year in a row, low flow in the Mississippi River is causing problems. Thanks to a lack of rainfall in the upper watershed, a saltwater wedge is moving upriver from the Gulf of Mexico and shutting down small water treatment […]