We are all in this drought together


Article by Ben Eldredge is Vice President of Conservation at the Cibolo Center for Conservation and on the Board of the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District According to Micah Voulgaris at the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District, we have received 1.77 inches of rain in 2022, less than the 2.02 inches received from January through … Continue reading We are all in this drought together

Groundwater Permit Planning Guide for Western Hays County


The new Groundwater Permit Planning Guide provides an overview of groundwater systems, aquifers and the associated geologic formations, and permit limitations in Western Hays County.  This guide, a collaboration between the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, the Hays County Development Services, and the Cypress Creek Project partners (including the Watershed Association), is meant to inform … Continue reading Groundwater Permit Planning Guide for Western Hays County

Drought Conditions Return


April 2022 Hydro Report Middle Trinity spring flow in the Blanco River basin has been generally on the decline since November 2021, with only a small recharge event at the end of February.  Drought conditions have returned.  Jacob’s Well spring, and therefore Cypress Creek, is fluctuating between 2 and 3 cubic feet per second (cfs).  … Continue reading Drought Conditions Return

Rain brings temporary increases in spring flow and groundwater levels – October 2021


October 2021 Hydro Report Even with 3-4″ of rain in the last week, area Middle Trinity springs have almost returned pre-rain flow conditions. Pleasant Valley and Park Springs on the Blanco River upstream of Fischer Store Road saw a temporary increase in baseflow, but flow has returned to 16 cubic feet per second (cfs). Baseflow … Continue reading Rain brings temporary increases in spring flow and groundwater levels – October 2021