22 Sep 2014 14:11 UTC 2014265+14:11 UTC

Salinity Relief Check

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

DateDailyTen-DayDateDailyTen-Day
09/01/201434.10034.200 09/16/201435.40035.400
09/02/201434.10034.400 09/17/201435.20035.500
09/03/201435.50034.700 09/18/201434.90035.400
09/04/201436.10035.000 09/19/201435.00035.300
09/05/201436.50035.300 09/20/201435.90035.400
09/06/201435.40035.400 09/21/201436.00035.400
09/07/201434.90035.200 09/22/2014NANA
09/08/201435.50035.100 09/23/2014NANA
09/09/201435.50035.200 09/24/2014NANA
09/10/201435.40035.300 09/25/2014NANA
09/11/201435.60035.500 09/26/2014NANA
09/12/201435.90035.600 09/27/2014NANA
09/13/201435.90035.700 09/28/2014NANA
09/14/201435.40035.600 09/29/2014NANA
09/15/201434.80035.400 09/30/2014NANA

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
September 2014

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.