23 May 2015 07:13 UTC 2015143+07:13 UTC

Salinity Relief Check - May 2015

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

05/01/201513.20011.600 05/17/20155.00014.000
05/02/201512.90011.400 05/18/20155.00012.600
05/03/201514.20011.700 05/19/20155.10011.100
05/04/201515.70012.200 05/20/20154.3009.600
05/05/201518.20013.100 05/21/20153.6008.000
05/06/201518.00013.900 05/22/2015NANA
05/07/201518.80014.800 05/23/2015NANA
05/08/201519.00015.600 05/24/2015NANA
05/09/201519.50016.300 05/25/2015NANA
05/10/201519.60016.900 05/26/2015NANA
05/11/201520.10017.600 05/27/2015NANA
05/12/201519.60018.300 05/28/2015NANA
05/13/201514.50018.300 05/29/2015NANA
05/14/20159.10017.600 05/30/2015NANA
05/15/20156.90016.500 05/31/2015NANA

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
May 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.