30 Mar 2017 10:43 UTC 2017089+10:43 UTC

Salinity Relief Check - March 2017

** For the month of March 2017, 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.

DateDailyTen-DayDateDailyTen-Day
03/01/201728.00027.600 03/17/201721.90024.900
03/02/201728.30027.700 03/18/201722.00024.400
03/03/201728.90027.900 03/19/201722.00023.800
03/04/201729.10028.100 03/20/201722.10023.300
03/05/201728.30028.300 03/21/201722.90022.900
03/06/201727.80028.300 03/22/201722.60022.600
03/07/201727.60028.200 03/23/201723.60022.500
03/08/201727.60028.100 03/24/201723.60022.700
03/09/201727.90028.100 03/25/201724.40023.000
03/10/201727.20028.100 03/26/201725.30023.100
03/11/201726.90027.900 03/27/201724.50023.300
03/12/201725.90027.700 03/28/201725.30023.600
03/13/201724.60027.300 03/29/201724.60023.900
03/14/201721.80026.500 03/30/2017NANA
03/15/201721.20025.800 03/31/2017NANA
03/16/201724.40025.500  

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
March 2017

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.