27 Nov 2015 06:19 CST 2015331+06:19 CST

Salinity Relief Check - November 2015

** For the month of November 2015, the city is eligible for a 25% target reduction based on ten consecutive days of the ten-day salinity average being at least 5 psu below the Salinity Upper Bounds. **

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

11/01/201527.00027.800 11/16/201523.40022.400
11/02/201527.40027.500 11/17/201524.70022.500
11/03/201526.60027.100 11/18/201526.50022.800
11/04/201525.50026.800 11/19/201525.50022.800
11/05/201524.70026.500 11/20/201525.90023.300
11/06/201523.50026.300 11/21/201525.40023.900
11/07/201523.20025.900 11/22/201525.40024.500
11/08/201523.70025.600 11/23/201526.00024.900
11/09/201525.60025.400 11/24/201525.60025.200
11/10/201520.20024.700 11/25/201524.70025.300
11/11/201519.40024.000 11/26/2015NANA
11/12/201519.70023.200 11/27/2015NANA
11/13/201522.00022.800 11/28/2015NANA
11/14/201522.50022.500 11/29/2015NANA
11/15/201523.90022.400 11/30/2015NANA

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
November 2015

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.