Drought Contingency Plan

In cases of dire water supply during extended drought conditions, the City has adopted a Drought Contingency Plan. In summary, triggers for each stage are as follows:

Stage 1 - Two of three conditions must be met:
  1. Test well averages less than or equal to 1045 feet for fifteen consecutive days
  2. Water system's average daily production of Trinity Aquifer groundwater for the same fifteen consecutive days exceeds 1.2 million gallons per day 
  3. GBRA implements Stage 1 from their Drought Contingency Plan
Stage 2 - Two of three conditions must be met:
  1. Test well averages less than or equal to 1030 feet for eight consecutive days
  2. Water system's average daily production of Trinity Aquifer groundwater for the same eight consecutive days exceeds .7 million gallons per day 
  3. GBRA implements Stage 2 from their Drought Contingency Plan
Stage 3 - One of three conditions must be met:
  1. Test well averages less than or equal to 1015 feet
  2. Water system's normal production of 1.2 million gallons per day of Trinity Aquifer groundwater can not be maintained for seven consecutive days
  3. GBRA implements Stage 3 from their Drought Contingency Plan

Drought Monitor


The current conditions for the triggers can be found under the Drought Monitoring page.