The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) has Drought Contingency Plans in place for both its retail and wholesale customers in order to safeguard the water supply for the communities it serves.
With water storage in Canyon Reservoir below 890 feet msl, GBRA is initiating Stage 2 moderate water shortage conditions for wholesale raw water customers effective Monday, October 16, 2023.
Canyon Reservoir provides a dependable supply of stored water for municipal, industrial and agricultural uses throughout the Guadalupe River Basin during droughts and periods of low river flows. With an elevation at or below 890 feet msl, Canyon remains at 64 percent of its overall water storage capacity.
GBRA will work directly with wholesale customers to implement their own drought contingency plans in order to achieve a reduction in water usage.
Impacted wholesale customers will continue to receive direct notification of drought stage implementation and termination in accordance with the GBRA’s Drought Contingency Plan for wholesale customers. Information on current conditions and complete Drought Contingency Plans are available here: https://www.gbra.org/news/drought/
More information on water conservation measures and best practices is available here: https://www.twdb.texas.gov/publications/brochures/conservation/index.asp