Stage I Drought Measures for Domestic Use Customers in the Lower Basin Rescinded after Recent Rains

Posted: January 30, 2015

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LaMarriol Smith, GBRA, (830) 379-5822,

PORT LAVACA, TX — Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) officials rescinded Stage I “Mild Water Shortage Condition” measures for its Lower Basin customers effective immediately.  GBRA’s Calhoun County Rural Water System and customers of the Port Lavaca Water Treatment Plant, including the City of Port Lavaca and the Port O’Connor Improvement District were requested to implement voluntary conservation measures as a planned response to the ongoing drought. The rescinding notice is applicable to all of the aforementioned entities.

According to GBRA’s Drought Contingency Plan, Stage I was triggered when flow over the top of the Salt Water Barrier, at the Guadalupe River’s mile 10, remained six inches or less for five consecutive days.  That condition has ceased. 

The goal of implementing Stage I was to achieve a voluntary 5 percent reduction in total domestic water use.  Customers are requested to voluntarily limit water usage in accordance with their local drought contingency plans.  

GBRA’s Drought Contingency Plan is available to read online at the following link:

Other drought details and information may be found on GBRA’s website at:

The GBRA was established by the Texas Legislature in 1933 as a water conservation and reclamation district. GBRA provides stewardship for the water resources in its 10-county statutory district, which begins near the headwaters of the Guadalupe and Blanco rivers, ends at San Antonio Bay, and includes Kendall, Comal, Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Gonzales, DeWitt, Victoria, Calhoun, and Refugio counties.



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