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Enjoy an outdoor experience that’s not just for the birds

Enjoy an outdoor experience that’s not just for the birds

If you find birds interesting to watch, there are different bird counts sponsored by the Audubon Society from now through February that can use your help.

Enjoy an outdoor experience that’s not just for the birds
Snuff out chances for a wildfire

Snuff out chances for a wildfire

Drier weather means greater chances of wildfires erupting. Taking careful precautions can prevent disasters.

Snuff out chances for a wildfire
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
Current Reservoir Capacity
Current Reservoir Levels
ReservoirElevation+/- ftDate/TimeRelease
Possum Kingdom*997.72-1.2812/18/17 10:30 AM 90 cfs
Granbury*692.03-0.6712/18/17 10:30 AM 16 avg. cfs
Proctor1159.11-2.8912/18/17 10:30 AM
Whitney528.34-4.6612/18/17 10:15 AM
Aquilla535.03-2.4312/18/17 10:30 AM
Limestone*358.98-4.0212/18/17 10:45 AM 6 cfs
Belton591.19-2.8012/18/17 10:00 AM
Stillhouse618.83-3.1712/18/17 10:00 AM
Granger504.500.6612/18/17 10:00 AM
Georgetown779.92-11.0512/18/17 10:00 AM
Somerville238.340.3512/18/17 10:00 AM
*Brazos River Authority reservoir. DROUGHT CONDITIONS BOAT RAMP AVAILABILITY CURRENT TEXAS OUTDOOR BURN BANS