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Helping your yard to hibernate – and saving water and money

Helping your yard to hibernate – and saving water and money

Each year when the weather turns cooler, grass and other plants often either slow their growth rate or stop growing altogether. During this period of “hibernation,” it’s important to reduce your outdoor water use, which is beneficial not just for conservation, but also in reducing your expenses.

Helping your yard to hibernate – and saving water and money
Drought, abnormally dry weather returns to Brazos basin

Drought, abnormally dry weather returns to Brazos basin

With memories of Hurricane Harvey still fresh in everyone’s mind, it’s hard to believe that a dry autumn and the forecast of a drier than usual winter are indications of a new trend -- drought. While a drought watch has been issued for Lake Georgetown, the basin overall remains in good shape.

Drought, abnormally dry weather returns to Brazos basin
A warm winter doesn’t mean there won’t be some potentially damaging cold snaps

A warm winter doesn’t mean there won’t be some potentially damaging cold snaps

Forecasts call for a warmer and drier winter than usual – but that doesn’t mean we won’t have occasional cold spells – possibly below freezing – that can take their toll on water pipes and unprotected outdoor faucets.

A warm winter doesn’t mean there won’t be some potentially damaging cold snaps
Brazos River Roundup

Brazos River Roundup

December is here, which means cooler weather, holiday themes and plenty to do in the Brazos River basin. This month, you can visit a tree lighting, enjoy shopping on the square, or learn how to use old newspaper for wrapping gifts. For a roundup of December events, click the photo.

Brazos River Roundup
Current Reservoir Capacity
Current Reservoir Levels
ReservoirElevation+/- ftDate/TimeRelease
Possum Kingdom*997.83-1.1712/12/17 04:30 AM 55 cfs
Granbury*692.10-0.6012/12/17 04:30 AM 16 avg. cfs
Proctor1159.08-2.9212/12/17 04:30 AM
Whitney528.37-4.6312/12/17 04:15 AM
Aquilla535.09-2.3712/12/17 04:30 AM
Limestone*358.99-4.0112/12/17 04:45 AM 6 cfs
Belton591.24-2.7512/12/17 04:00 AM
Stillhouse618.93-3.0712/12/17 04:00 AM
Granger504.230.3912/12/17 04:00 AM
Georgetown779.52-11.4512/12/17 04:00 AM
Somerville238.200.2112/12/17 04:00 AM
*Brazos River Authority reservoir. DROUGHT CONDITIONS BOAT RAMP AVAILABILITY CURRENT TEXAS OUTDOOR BURN BANS