San Marcos will go back to Stage 3 water restrictions


SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — With the lack of rain and warmer temperatures, the City of San Marcos is returning to Stage 3 drought restrictions on April 20.

On Thursday, the Edwards Aquifer Authority declared Stage 3 after the 10-day average aquifer level dropped below the Stage 3 trigger of 640 feet above sea level. With the start of the spring season, the aquifer has been dropping a half-foot per day.

According to the KXAN Weather Team, San Marcos has received less than one inch of rain since the beginning of the year.

San Marcos Stage 3 Watering ScheduleSan Marcos Stage 3 drought rules restrict use of sprinklers to once every other week on a designated weekday between 6-10 a.m. or 8 p.m.-midnight.

Soaker hose and drip irrigation are allowed one day a week on the designated weekday before 10 a.m. or after 8 p.m.  Hand watering is allowed on any day before 10 a.m. or after 8 p.m.

The City was under Stage 3 restrictions from August to November last year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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