29 Jun 2016 00:01 CDT 2016181+00:01 CDT

Salinity Relief Check - June 2016

The table below displays the Daily and Ten-Day salinity averages in practical salinity units (psu) for SALT03 for the current month.

06/01/201625.80025.800 06/16/201613.80018.900
06/02/201624.50025.600 06/17/201614.90018.100
06/03/201623.60025.300 06/18/201614.90017.400
06/04/201623.20025.000 06/19/201614.40016.700
06/05/201623.20024.700 06/20/201615.20015.900
06/06/201622.90024.500 06/21/201615.60015.500
06/07/201622.30024.100 06/22/201614.20015.000
06/08/201622.20023.800 06/23/201613.70014.700
06/09/201621.90023.500 06/24/201613.50014.500
06/10/201622.30023.200 06/25/201612.00014.200
06/11/201619.80022.600 06/26/201611.80014.000
06/12/201618.90022.000 06/27/201612.10013.800
06/13/201616.80021.400 06/28/2016NANA
06/14/201615.90020.600 06/29/2016NANA
06/15/201614.60019.800 06/30/2016NANA

Values displayed in red represent averages that are at least 5 psu below the SUB. If either the daily or ten-day average is at least 5, 10, or 15 psu below the Salinity Upper Bounds (SUB) for ten consecutive days within the given month, then the monthly pass-thru target, which is based on the combined reservoir system volume, may be reduced by the following amounts:

Months Reduction for Average Salinity
5 psu below SUB 10 psu below SUB 15 psu below SUB
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jul, Aug, Nov, Dec 25% 50% 75%
May, Jun, Sep, Oct 0% 25% 75%

Below is a graphical representation of the averages listed above.

Daily and Ten-Day Averages for Salt03
June 2016

For more information visit the Nueces Bay Salinity Monitoring Project. The Daily Status Report for the pass-thru requirements and related reservoir information is also available. For more information about the Agreed Operating Order, with respect to freshwater inflows into the bays and estuaries, please contact Rocky Freund, Deputy Executive Director, Coastal Bend Division of the Nueces River Authority.