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Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Enacts 30% Drought Curtailment

During the last 60 days, the daily flows of both Blanco River and Pedernales River have crossed into Critical Stage drought conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor weekly assessments have been showing Exceptional Drought conditions for the District.

Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District has declared Emergency Stage drought status with an effective date of April 1, 2024.

Critical Stage drought status for all “Non-Exempt Permit Holders” is a mandatory and enforceable 30 percent curtailment of pumping production permits. Failure to do so will be a direct violation of permit terms and District Rules. Permit Holders are to refer to the District’s Drought Contingency Plan and the Drought Production Cutback Chart for each individual permit holder’s reduction amount; Critical Stage drought status for all “Exempt” well owners is a request by the Board of Directors to reduce groundwater use by 30 percent.

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