New Restrictions as Edwards Aquifer at Near-Historic Low

With San Antonio’s major water source at near-historic lows and no rain in the forecast, the Edwards Aquifer Authority is announcing Stage III pumping restrictions Wednesday for the second time ever. Unless the weather changes, the city may have to soon follow suit and restrict its residents to watering their lawns once every two weeks, which it has never done.

The Edwards Aquifer is at just under 637 feet above sea level as of Wednesday. (Normal conditions would put it at least a few feet above 640.) Over the last 10 days, that number has averaged about 639 feet. That ...

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