GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT OFFICE
HAS MOVED FROM
SUITE 102 TO 201
IN THE GUADALUPE BASIN NATURAL RESOURCE
125 LEHMANN DR.
FULL TIME POSITION
AVAILABLE: FIELD TECHNICIAN
HGCD DROUGHT RESTRICTIONS
Notice: Stage Two Drought
AUGUST 15, 2012
Groundwater Conservation District Drought
Contingency Plan has been revised. Drought
Stages are now triggered by the HGCD Drought
Index Well Levels. 1410 ft. – Stage 1, 1400 ft.
– Stage 2, 1390 ft. – Stage 3, and 1380 ft. –
Stage 4. The current Index level is at 1395 ft.
above mean sea level. The Palmer Drought
Severity Index and Guadalupe River Flow at
Kerrville will still be considered when
initiating these stages.
Exempt Well Owners are not restricted in terms
of percentage reduction but are encouraged to
apply the recommended watering practices and
restrict non-essential water uses as listed in
the District Drought Plan. Due to last
year’s drought, aquifer levels did not have the
normal fall and winter recovery. A drop in
aquifer levels may cause the water level in
certain wells to fall below the well pump.
A pump installer can install a pump protector in
a well to shut the pump down if it runs out of
water and not damage the pump.
To view the entire
contents of the HGCD Drought Contingency Plan,
please go to