Records of Precipitation, Aquifer Head, and Ground-Water Recharge to the Edwards and Associated Limestones, San Antonio Area, Texas, 1972-73
|Author||Puente C (US Geological Survey)|
|Description||Annual report for 1972-73 on precipitation, aquifer levels, and recharge to the Edwards Aquifer issued by the Edwards Underground Water District|
|Report Number||Bulletin 33|
|Publisher||Edwards Underground Water District|
|Location||Edwards Aquifer Balcones Fault Zone San Antonio Segment|
Records of precipitation, water levels, and estimates of recharge to the Edwards and associated limestones in the San Antonio area during 1972-73 are summarized in this report.
Rainfall for 1972 was near average at most of the stations in the San Antonio area. During 1973, a new annual rainfall record of 52.28 inches was recorded at the San Antonio station, and rainfall was well above average at selected stations throughout the area.
Ground-water storage in the Edwards and associated limestones was well above average during 1972-73.
Recharge in 1972 and 1973 was in excess of the average annual recharge. During 1973, the recharge was in excess of the average annual recharge by nearly 955,000 acre-feet, or about 180 percent of the annual average.