When will the drought end? Did the recent springs rain not end the drought?

Boerne Utilities reviews short- and long-term weather forecasts constantly. Over the last three years we have been in a pattern that typically allows for our area to experience warmer and drier weather.

Over the spring, several areas around Texas and even the Texas Hill Country received very beneficial rainfalls; however, our area has remained in the most significant drought stage (exceptional) since 2022.

As we have seen during the summer months, it has been very dry and hot and the forecast looks to continue to near-term. Looking ahead to the fall, the NWS is also predicting our weather pattern will favor rainfall amounts that are above average.

The rains that fall are always welcome, but where it falls can impact our drought factors. If the rain falls over Boerne, in many instances our residents respond appropriately and we see less demand (i.e. rain sensors should turn off irrigation, homeowners decide not to water grass). If the rain falls northwest of the City, our streams and creeks respond, as does Boerne City Lake. Ultimately, we need both to see significant improvement in the drought status.

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1. Why does Boerne Utilities have more restrictive rules than other areas?
2. What is considered a water waste violation?
3. How can I report violations?
4. When will the drought end? Did the recent springs rain not end the drought?
5. What are Boerne Utilities water production sources?
6. How do restrictions from the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District impact Boerne Utilities?
7. How does the City of Boerne’s agreement with GBRA work?
8. Why does the City of Boerne impose water restrictions at times? If additional water is available, why aren’t we accessing it?
9. What does Boerne Utilities’ water consumption look like in a typical year?
10. Are conservation efforts working?