The Edwards Aquifer Authority is currently under a Stage 4 critical period management permit reduction for permit holders in Uvalde County. Edwards groundwater permit holders within Uvalde County are required to reduce their annual authorized pumping by 35%.

The Edwards Aquifer has dipped to its lowest level since 1990. Years of drought and increased demand from a growing population have taken a toll on San Antonio’s main water source.

Read more from David Martin Davies with Texas Public Radio here.