Last week’s rain brought much-needed moisture to San Marcos, but it was not enough to deliver long-term drought relief to the city.
The steady rainfall reached almost 3 inches in 48 hours, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority.
Dianne Wassenich, program director for the San Marcos River Foundation, said the aquifer temporarily rose 8 feet after the rains but is currently below storm levels.
The San Marcos River also experienced a minor flow increase.
“We had a very slight rise in the flow of the river, just a few cubic feet per second,” Wassenich said. “We really need heavy rains right north of San Marcos in the Blanco River and Sink Creek watersheds to get more flow in the river since a major part of our recharge zone is right around there.”