The work of the Watershed Association is ever more important as droughts, increases in pumping, and rapid development threaten the Hill Country’s finite water resources. As a non-profit, we rely on your support to strengthen our land conservation, watershed protection, science, art, and education efforts. Please consider a donation this Giving Tuesday to support your … Continue reading Giving Tuesday – Support Your Watershed!
Jacob’s Well Monitoring During Severe Drought
Jacob’s Well springflow is an important metric to inform groundwater management but maintaining the gauge during severe drought and zero flow is particularly challenging. During a recent field trip for the University of Texas Beginning Geology Field Experience class (GEO 401), students explored how the gauging station at Jacob’s Well calculates flow. The USGS uses … Continue reading Jacob’s Well Monitoring During Severe Drought
About the Jacob’s Well Multiport Monitor Well
The Watershed Association is proud to host the Jacob’s Well Multiport Monitor Well featured in the recent Texas Water Development Board video: Groundwater sampling helps better understand Edwards-Trinity Aquifers. The Multiport Well was one of two wells installed earlier this year to better measure recharge and aquifer dynamics in the Jacob’s Well Groundwater Management Zone. … Continue reading About the Jacob’s Well Multiport Monitor Well
Recent Rains Lead to Some Flow at Jacob’s Well (Oct 2022 Hydro Report)
After 32 days of zero flow this year, Jacob’s Well finally started flowing again! With a total of about 3/4 of an inch of rain this week, a little recharge and less groundwater pumping goes a long way! It’s a happy thing to see, but springflow is less than 0.5 cfs and will likely subside … Continue reading Recent Rains Lead to Some Flow at Jacob’s Well (Oct 2022 Hydro Report)