Rising temperatures, lack of significant rainfall and increased demand for water have caused the Edwards Aquifer to drop nearly a foot per day over the past 10 days.
As of May 7, the 10-day average of the J-17 well was 665 feet, which is five feet above the trigger for stage one watering restrictions. The areas serviced by the aquifer have not been in a drought stage since October 2018 and the aquifer previously maintained an average water level of 671 feet.
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