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Hydrologic Conditions: Texas, Fall 2016

San Antonio Pool

Even though the J-17 Well elevation dropped in June and July, it remained well above the historic average and resumed climbing toward the historic high through August and September (see chart).


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%.

While the elevation generally followed the historical pattern over the summer, the high level was kept it above the Stage 1 trigger. The trend continues, the J-17 Well could remain above the Stage 1 trigger until at least next summer.


Uvalde Pool

Over the third quarter, the J-27 Well continues its climb and is now above 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.

How long will the J-27 Well elevation continue to climb?