21 Dec 2014 20:07 UTC 2014355+20:07 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
12/01/201434.80034.800 12/17/201435.80035.600
12/02/201435.20034.800 12/18/201435.70035.500
12/03/201430.90034.500 12/19/201435.40035.500
12/04/201436.20034.600 12/20/201435.80035.500
12/05/201435.70034.700 12/21/2014NANA
12/06/201435.50034.700 12/22/2014NANA
12/07/201435.70034.800 12/23/2014NANA
12/08/201436.00034.900 12/24/2014NANA
12/09/201435.80035.000 12/25/2014NANA
12/10/201435.80035.200 12/26/2014NANA
12/11/201435.60035.200 12/27/2014NANA
12/12/201435.30035.300 12/28/2014NANA
12/13/201435.30035.700 12/29/2014NANA
12/14/201435.30035.600 12/30/2014NANA
12/15/201435.20035.600 12/31/2014NANA
12/16/201435.50035.600 

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
December 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.