26 Feb 2017 12:13 UTC 2017057+12:13 UTC

Salinity Relief Check - February 2017

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
02/01/201725.70025.600 02/15/201727.40026.600
02/02/201725.90025.700 02/16/201728.10026.800
02/03/201726.20025.900 02/17/201728.10027.000
02/04/201727.40026.000 02/18/201727.70027.200
02/05/201726.60026.100 02/19/201727.60027.300
02/06/201726.00026.100 02/20/201727.30027.400
02/07/201725.90026.100 02/21/201727.00027.400
02/08/201725.80026.200 02/22/201726.70027.500
02/09/201726.10026.200 02/23/201727.00027.400
02/10/201726.30026.200 02/24/201727.30027.400
02/11/201726.90026.300 02/25/201728.20027.500
02/12/201726.60026.400 02/26/2017NANA
02/13/201727.30026.500 02/27/2017NANA
02/14/201727.40026.500 02/28/2017NANA

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
February 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.