District News

Notice of Deadline to File Applications for a Place on the Ballot – 2024 Election

Find the full notice of deadlines to file an application for a place on the ballot here. Precincts 1, 3, and 4 are up for reelection in 2024. Find out what precinct you live in

Barton Creek downstream from Barton Springs

Drought Update – June 2024

A view of Barton Creek downstream from Barton Springs. While last June saw a total of 15 triple-digit days, June 27 was Austin’s first 100 degree day of 2024. That’s still a week earlier than

RFQ for Audit Services

The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (District) requests statements of interest and qualifications (SOQs) from qualified firms to provide an annual audit of the District’s financial statements including all major fund sources. The audit shall

RFQ for Legal Services

Request for Statements of Interest and Qualifications for General Counsel and Related Legal Services RFQ No. 06072024-002 The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (District) requests statements of interest and qualifications (SOQs) from qualified firms to

Kayaking near Barton Springs by Matthew Guthrie

Travis County is Out of Drought. Why isn’t the District?

You might have seen recent stories saying Travis County is drought-free for the first time in two years. If this is the case, then why is the District still in Stage II Alarm Drought? As

Wildflowers near the Barton Springs multiport well

Drought Update – May 2024

In the 1930s Texas State Climatologist Isaac Klein reportedly said, “Texas is a land of eternal drought, interrupted occasionally by biblical floods”, and right now the state is seeing a little of both. While parts of

Well water checkup sampling collection

Well Water Checkup – July 2024

In partnership with the the Texas Well Owner Network (TWON), the District is hosting its first Well Water Checkup of 2024. Well owners with wells located in the District’s boundaries are welcome to participate for free.

Installing the Barton Springs Multiport Well

Letter from the General Manager – May 2024

Westbay and District staff finishing the installation of the multiport equipment in Zilker Park on Friday, May 24. As I write, the District is completing the installation of our newest multiport well in Zilker Park.

Sculpture Falls flowing

Drought Update – April 2024

Rainfall   April is known for its “April showers”, and rainfall last month didn’t disappoint. The Austin region experienced 3.0 inches, which surpasses April’s historical average by more than a half-inch (figure 1). April is the second

Jeff Watson coring at Barton Springs well

Barton Springs Multiport Well

Jeff Watson, Staff Hydrogeologist, collecting freshly cut core samples during the Barton Springs Multiport Well drilling process in February 2024. The District has successfully drilled two new monitor wells this year- one in Garrison Park

Stage II Drought sign at the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District

Drought Update – March 2024

Rainfall   During March, the Austin area typically experiences a monthly average rainfall of approximately 2.9 inches. To date, we have received 2.1 inches. Despite receiving steady rainfall in both February and March, rainfall amounts for both

Sculpture Falls flowing on cloudy day

Drought Update – February 2024

Transition to Stage II Alarm Drought Ongoing Impact of Early 2024 Rainfall In January the District received an average of 6 inches of rain. This rain increased flow in the Blanco River and creeks throughout