Drought Management Plans

Edwards BFZ Aquifer
Drought Management Plan
Proposed Conservation Schedule

Drought Management Stage

Precipitation Deficit Index for Edwards Aquifer Region in Bell County % of Average Rainfall *

Salado Springs Discharge in ac-ft/month

Percent Pumping Reduction

Compliance Status

Stage 1
Awareness

70-79%
(mild drought)

900

10

Voluntary

Stage 2
Concern

60-69%
(moderate drought)

700

20

Voluntary

Stage 3
Serious

50-59%
(severe drought)

400

30

Voluntary

Stage 4
Critical

< 50%
(extreme drought)

200

40

Voluntary

*Based on 12 consecutive month period as compared to average annual rainfall of 33 inches.


Trinity Aquifer
Drought Management Plan
Proposed Conservation Schedule

Drought Management Stage

Precipitation Deficit Index for Bell County % of Average Rainfall *

Percent Pumping Reduction

Compliance Status

Stage 1
Awareness

70-79%
(mild drought)

10

Voluntary

Stage 2
Concern

60-69%
(moderate drought)

20

Voluntary

Stage 3
Serious

50-59%
(severe drought)

30

Voluntary

Stage 4
Critical

< 50%
(extreme drought)

40

Voluntary

*Based on 12 consecutive month period as compared to average annual rainfall of 33 inches.

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