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Recent Rains Mean the Drought is Officially Over

By November 10, 2009

When it rains, it really pours, and we can be thankful for that for several reasons. First, the rain was much-needed because of the drought that had a stranglehold on the region for many months now. Second, these recent rains mean that the drought is officially over.

The announcement was made by City Manager Sheryl Sculley recently. So what does this big announcement mean? It means that the Stage 1 water restrictions have been lifted, with the exceptions being Anaqua Springs Ranch, Timberwood Park, Lookout Canyon and Canyon Springs. These are served by an aquifer other than the Edwards Aquifer that serves most of San Antonio and the outerlying areas. This aquifer is still under drought restrictions.

Of course, the lifting of these restrictions doesn't mean you can return to normal usage. There are still some restrictions, just not drought-level ones. Visit the official SAWS webpage for more specifics about current water restrictions.

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