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This Day in Weather History: August 17th

The Edwards Aquifer bottoms out at 612.5 feet during the historic drought of the 1950s

It was on this day in 1956, that the Edwards Aquifer (at the J-17 well) hit its lowest point of 612.5 feet. It occurred during one of the worst droughts in South Texas history. The Edwards Aquifer is now highly regulated, keeping levels from going that low again.


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