Sunday, May 1, 2016

April 2016 = 6-8" of rainfail in most of Central Texas

April ended with one last storm rolling through Central, TX pushing 737s airplanes around the tarmac with winds over 60 mph at the ABIA.  The latest storms firmly putting us over 6" of rainfall for the month with some areas getting closer to 8" south and to the east.

This past week saw 22,000+ people loose power in the Austin Energy service area.

A tornado even plopped down near Elgin early Saturday morning downing trees and witnesses saw a trampoline on a power line. Power is still not restored in parts of Elgin.

Some parts of Texas,  West of La Grange saw over 20" and we only can offer condolences to the people in Houston, Palestine, and Gulf Coast area as they saw severe flooding throughout the month with loss of property as well as lives.

Be safe and don't irrigate until the ground drys out!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Austin Water 1 day per week watering survey, online

Austin Water is considering making permanent restrictions to watering schedules following the severe Texas drought.
The changes would mean Austinites could only water once-a-week. As this proposal moves into the hands of the City Council, Austin Water asks for the community’s feedback on the restrictions.
These restrictions played a key role in keeping Highland Lake levels from dropping to emergency levels during the peak drought days, according to Austin Water.
You have a chance to voice your opinion at the Open House Meetings throughout January. The meetings run between 6-8 p.m.
  • Jan. 7 Hampton Branch Library (5125 Convict Hill Rd, 78749)
  • Jan. 12 Southeast Branch Library (5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd, 78744)
  • Jan. 21 Carver Branch Library (1161 Angelina St., 78702)
  • Jan. 26 Spicewood Springs Branch (8637 Spicewood Springs Rd, 78759)
A final public workshop wrap-up meeting will be Feb. 3 at Waller Creek Center, room 104.
Feedback can also be given online by taking a survey.