Aquifer levels drop despite recent rains After a four-month reprieve and despite recent rains, San Antonio is again entering Stage 1 water rules effective Wednesday, Sept. 1. Stage 1 rules begin when the 10-day rolling average of the Edwards Aquifer level drops to 660 feet mean sea level at the monitored well. Per City ordinance,… Continue Reading San Antonio Returns to Stage 1 Watering Rules
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In typical Texas-weather fashion, the rains came and stayed awhile — quenching (and drenching) San Antonio’s parched landscapes and bringing an end to Stage 2 and Stage 1 watering rules for now. San Antonio’s investment in diverse water sources beyond the Edwards Aquifer, such as Vista Ridge, desalination and Aquifer Storage and Recovery, has brought… Continue Reading Spring Showers Wash Away Drought Stage Watering Rules
Per city ordinance, San Antonio City Manager Erik Walsh, in consultation with SAWS President/CEO Robert R. Puente, declared an end to Stage 1 and 2 watering rules effective Thursday, May 20. Recent rains have sent the 10-day average for the Edwards Aquifer above the trigger of 660 feet msl. As a result, SAWS has advised… Continue Reading San Antonio Ends Watering Rules
In contrast to the record-breaking, multiyear drought of the early 2010s, the last few years have seemed rather lush by comparison. And our lawns and landscapes were grateful. But, in fact, our area has seen below-average rainfall for several years, and it’s getting worse. Since June 2020, our area has received less than 40 percent… Continue Reading It’s Hot and Dry — Know When To Water?
Low rainfall levels, agricultural use causing aquifer levels to drop San Antonio has received less than 40 percent of normal rainfall since June 2020, and aquifer levels have reflected the shortage. Now with agricultural water use increasing with spring crops, the Edwards Aquifer 10-day average has dropped to 649.9 feet, triggering Stage 2 watering rules.… Continue Reading San Antonio Enters Stage 2 Watering Rules
Falling Edwards Aquifer level triggers conservation measures San Antonio’s intermittent rains have not prevented drops in the Edwards Aquifer. As a result, the 10-day average at San Antonio’s monitoring well has dropped to 659.8, requiring a return to Stage 1 watering rules effective July 10, 2020. Per City ordinance, City Manager Erik Walsh in consultation… Continue Reading San Antonio Enters Stage 1 Watering Rules