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Current Drought Notices

All BRAZOS RIVER AUTHORITY SYSTEM RESERVOIRS REMOVED FROM DROUGHT STATUS

November 1, 2018 – Recent rain events throughout the Brazos River basin have allowed the Brazos River Authority to remove drought status designations from all reservoirs within the BRA System. The removal of drought designations allows BRA contract holders to change or remove restrictions they currently have in place for water supply use.

After months of dry weather, rain events at the end of September and throughout October raised the levels of all System reservoirs above drought trigger levels. As of October 30, water storage in the BRA System had risen to 99 percent full with both Possum Kingdom Lake and Lake Granbury continuing releases of run-off and all of the Corps of Engineers reservoirs well over 100 percent full with water being stored into their flood pools.

Lake Somerville was the only reservoir within the BRA system that had not entered into any form of drought restrictions. The remaining 10 reservoirs within the BRA system had been under drought restrictions, beginning with the first declarations of Stage 1 Drought Watch being made at the end of June for the Possum Kingdom Lake, Lake Granbury and Lake Whitney System, and the remaining reservoirs following suit in July and August under requirements of the BRA Drought Contingency Plan. Only Lake Proctor moved into Stage 2 Drought Warning.

The BRA is required by the state to plan and implement a Drought Contingency Plan. This plan outlines steps to extend the supply and availability of water during times of drought. The Drought Contingency Plan includes four stages. Each stage is marked by trigger points measured either by a lake level, water storage capacity, or other hydrologic conditions that impact long-term drought conditions within the watershed, such as streamflow and departure from normal rainfall.

The Brazos River Authority continues to pass flood waters from reservoirs within the BRA system. All reservoirs are expected to be at their full elevations once flood operations cease. Drought declarations under the BRA’s Drought Contingency Plan have been lifted, but the BRA encourages all of its customers to use water wisely and employ water conservation measures at all times.


Lake Aquilla

July 23, 2018 - Stage 1 Drought Watch News Release
July 19, 2018 - Stage 1 Drought Watch Customer Letters


Lake Belton

July 23, 2018 - Stage 1 Drought Watch News Release
July 19, 2018 - Stage 1 Drought Watch Customer Letters


Lake Granger

July 23, 2018 - Stage 1 Drought Watch News Release
July 19, 2018 - Stage 1 Drought Watch Customer Letters


Lake Limestone

August 15, 2018 - Stage 1 Drought Notice
August 15, 2018 - Stage 1 Drought Watch Customer Letters


Lake Proctor

August 15, 2018 - Stage 2 Drought Watch News Release
August 15, 2018 - Stage 2 Drought Watch Customer Letters
July 2, 2018 - Stage 1 Drought Watch News Release
June 27, 2018 - Stage 1 Drought Watch Customer Letters


Lake Stillhouse Hollow - Lake Georgetown System

June 26, 2018 - Stage 1 Drought Watch News Release
June 19, 2018 - Stage 1 Drought Watch Customer Letters


Possum Kingdom Lake, Lake Granbury, and Lake Whitney

June 25, 2018 - Stage 1 Drought Watch News Release
June 19, 2018 - Stage 1 Drought Watch Customer Letters