16 Jan 2017 21:42 CST 2017016+21:42 CST

Salinity Relief Check - January 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
01/01/201725.90025.300 01/17/2017NANA
01/02/201725.40025.300 01/18/2017NANA
01/03/201725.20025.300 01/19/2017NANA
01/04/201726.30025.500 01/20/2017NANA
01/05/201726.00025.600 01/21/2017NANA
01/06/201726.10025.600 01/22/2017NANA
01/07/201726.80025.900 01/23/2017NANA
01/08/201726.70026.100 01/24/2017NANA
01/09/201726.30026.100 01/25/2017NANA
01/10/201725.50026.000 01/26/2017NANA
01/11/201725.50026.000 01/27/2017NANA
01/12/201725.80026.000 01/28/2017NANA
01/13/201726.50026.200 01/29/2017NANA
01/14/201727.10026.200 01/30/2017NANA
01/15/201727.10026.400 01/31/2017NANA
01/16/2017NANA  

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
January 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.