Texas residents and businesses asked to conserve water to the maximum level

Sept. 27, 2013

SEGUIN, Texas — In a long-term drought expected to continue into 2014, Texas residents and water providers have been urged by the GBC to increase water-saving efforts.

SEGUIN, Texas — In a resolution passed by the Guadalupe Basin Coalition (GBC), south and central Texas water providers and users have been urged to conserve water as much as possible as the area faces a dwindling water supply, according to a press release.

Parts of Texas have been experiencing a drought since fall 2010, continued the release, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) expects it to continue into 2014.

Recent rainfall has helped the situation, but levels in the Guadalupe River are still below historical averages for this time of year, reported the release.

The Guadalupe River Basin and Edwards Aquifer, which supplies the river with water during droughts, are both below historic averages, according to the release, with the Edwards Aquifer J-17 index well in San Antonio now over 25 feet below historic September levels.

The GBC, a voluntary association of businesses, chambers of commerce, lake associations and government entities along the Guadalupe River Basin, will meet again in late November when the fall peak in rainfall comes to an end to reevaluate the situation, as stated in the release.

Read the full resolution here.

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