The Aquifer is above 665’. It has risen over 24 feet since last month. The lowest it hit this summer was 641’ which was close to putting us in Stage 3 water restrictions.
If the Aquifer continues to rise, it has to stay above 660’ for an average of 10 days, and the Comal Spring flow and the San Marcos spring flow has to be above a specific flow rate, in order for us to get out of water restrictions completely.
We are currently in Stage 2 restrictions.
For Stage 2 to be lifted, the aquifer has to hit these requirements:
The aquifer has to be above 650 for average 10 days.
The Comal Spring flow has to be above 200 cfs (last report was at 191 cfs).
The San Marcos Spring flow above 80 cfs (last report was at 128 cfs)
For Stage 1 to be lifted, the aquifer has to hit these requirements.:
The aquifer has to be above 660 for a 10 day average.
The Comal Spring flow has to be above 225 cfs.
The San Marcos Spring flow above 96 cfs.
Stage 1 = 660’ or below
Stage 2 = 650’ or below
Stage 3 = 640’ or below