5 Water Saving Tips for the Holidays

Tree made of lights with a star on top sits in Zilker Park at night

Thanksgiving has come and gone and now Christmas is just a few weeks away. With decorating, buying presents, and preparing for guests, it can be easy to forget the District is in Stage III drought and overlook ways to conserve water. To make it easier, here are a few ideas on how to reduce your […]

Lovelady Monitor Well: Past and Present

BSEACD staff measures the Lovelady monitor well in south Austin with an e-line in July of 2023. For those who keep up with the District’s drought status, it’s common knowledge that the Lovelady monitor well is one of our two primary drought triggers. What you may not know is that it also provides key historical […]

Drought Update – October 2023

Record Heat to Record Cold September seamlessly extended the scorching and arid conditions that characterized this summer. The persistent heat dome, an area of elevated upper-level high pressure, maintained its grip on our region for most of the month, resulting in temperatures higher than usual. In 2023, there were a staggering 80 days when the […]

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 […]