CURRENT STAGE: D-3 Extreme Drought
SWTCGCD DROUGHT STAGES
Five Groundwater Drought stages, corresponding to US Drought Monitor-specified drought intensity levels, may be declared by the Board on the basis of the specified portion of the District’s area reaching these trigger thresholds. They are, from least to most severe:
• "No-Drought" - base condition;
• D-0 Abnormally Dry Stage;
• D-1 Moderate Drought Stage;
• D-2 Severe Drought Stage;
• D-3 Extreme Drought Stage; and
• D-4 Exceptional Drought Stage.
For additional information regarding SWTCGCD drought management, see SWTCGCD Rule 5.2.
LCRA requires its water customers (which include City of Austin, West Travis County PUA, Village of Briarcliff, Lakeway MUD, various Travis County MUDs, and others) to have drought contingency plans. These utilities require their customers to follow water use restrictions according to triggers in their plans. For more information on utilities' water restrictions, clink the link below.