Hydrologic Conditions: Texas, June 2016

San Antonio Pool

J-17 San Antonio (06-2016)_WEBThe J-17 Well elevation continues to increase and has climbed well above the historic average (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%.

With trends showing the elevation dropping later in the summer, will the current high level be enough to keep the elevation above the Stage 1 trigger?

Uvalde Pool

J-27 Uvalde (06-2016)_WEBThe 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.

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