Hydrologic Conditions: Texas, April-May 2016

San Antonio Pool

The J-17 Well elevation increased over March and April and now sits above the historic average (see chart).

J-17 San Antonio (05-2016)_WEB

The pool was in a critical management period most of 2015. Heavy rain and flooding in the spring of 2015 provided a two-month respite from all pumping restrictions. But Stage 1 restrictions were imposed at the end of June. In mid-August 2015, EAA announced a return to Stage 2 restrictions, which require all permit holders in the pool to reduce their annual authorized pumping by 30%.

Is the recent increase enough to prevent the elevation from falling below the Stage 1 trigger this summer?

 

Uvalde Pool

The J-27 Well continues its climb toward the historical average (see chart). Heavy rains and flooding in the spring of 2015 marked the beginning of a turnaround that brought the pool from Stage 5 restrictions at the beginning of last year to the eventual lifting of all pumping restrictions. Prior to EAA lifting all pumping restrictions in early August 2015, the Uvalde Pool had been under some level of restriction since March 2013.

J-27 Uvalde (05-2016)_WEB

With the J-27 Well elevation still climbing, when will it meet the historical average?