Wimberley, Texas Forums - The Wimberley Forums, Wimberley Valley Community Message Board for Online Discussions about Wimberley, Texas
Click to Visit Wimberley!

  VisitWimberley.com | Wimberley Forums, the Wimberley Valley Community Message Board for Online Discussions about Wimberley, Texas
  Water, Land, and Air
  Jacob's Well has stopped flowing completely (Page 2)

Post New Topic  Post A Reply

Click to email this page to someone!
This topic is 2 pages long:   1  2 
next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Jacob's Well has stopped flowing completely
wymjym
Member

Posts: 223
From:
Registered: May 2001

posted July 01, 2009 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wymjym     Edit/Delete Message
look closer SS!
the flow is near zilch that 3fps was a median number taken over the past 4 years.
wj

IP: Logged

freewill
Member

Posts: 211
From: Wimberley Area
Registered: Mar 2009

posted July 02, 2009 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for freewill     Edit/Delete Message
At last Tuesday’s meeting of the Hays Commissioners Court, Jack A. Hollon of the HTGCD was quoted as saying;

Jacob’s Well in Wimberley has “flat-lined.” He added, “Essentially, we’ve had five or six days of no-flow at Jacob’s Well. The well itself looks pretty horrible. There’s still water there … but it’s covered with scum and algae and there’s no movement there.

IP: Logged

starstruck
Member

Posts: 588
From: Hays
Registered: Feb 2001

posted July 02, 2009 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for starstruck     Edit/Delete Message
Pretty girm, lets keep an eye out this weekend.

IP: Logged

freewill
Member

Posts: 211
From: Wimberley Area
Registered: Mar 2009

posted July 11, 2009 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for freewill     Edit/Delete Message
Cypress Creek is quickly drying up since Jacob’s Well is still not flowing enough to replenish losses by percolation and evaporation. I am told that there are some minor uncharted springs within the creek that also add to the flow but you can see they are not near enough. Rainfall is a distant memory now, wells are drying up at an alarming rate, yet home building and water waste continues

IP: Logged

freewill
Member

Posts: 211
From: Wimberley Area
Registered: Mar 2009

posted July 22, 2009 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for freewill     Edit/Delete Message
The discharge from Jacob’s Well remains at zero. The bridge on Jacob’s Well Road gives witness to this sad fact. The downstream side if the bridge is a mud hole containing only wet algae, beer bottles and other trash. Upstream is not much better with a very low level of scummy water and fallen trees. There is absolutely no flow in this part of Cypress Creek from Jacob’s Well. The bacteria and mosquito larva counts have to be through the roof

Downstream, water is still flowing over the dam at Woodcreek Drive and the smaller dam downstream at Townhouse Circle. The source of this flow must originate within Camp Young Judea since no water flows into that part of the creek yet water flows out of it.

The water at Blue Hole shows no surface flow but has no scum on it, probably due to kids splashing around in it, ugh. At the RR12 Bridge next to Inoz, no water flows and the creek is dry downstream of Inoz dam.

Pray for Rain and Conserve Water

[This message has been edited by freewill (edited July 26, 2009).]

IP: Logged

XIIthMan
Member

Posts: 309
From: Wimberley, TX
Registered: Jul 2001

posted July 25, 2009 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for XIIthMan     Edit/Delete Message
I belive there is one wastewater outfall on Cypress Creek, which could be the source of flow on the downstream end. I will check some GIS layers at work on Monday.

IP: Logged

freewill
Member

Posts: 211
From: Wimberley Area
Registered: Mar 2009

posted July 30, 2009 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for freewill     Edit/Delete Message
Finally, The San Marcos Record published an article about the well drying up!
http://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/local/local_story_209114241.html

Keye Channel 42 ran a story, Jacob’s Well Iconic Spring Drying up in Wimberley last Tuesday.

I haven't seen anything like this from the View as yet. This is serious and acting like it isn't happening, is not make it go away.

Jacob's Well is Cypress Creek is Wimberley.

[This message has been edited by freewill (edited July 31, 2009).]

IP: Logged


This topic is 2 pages long:   1  2 

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | VisitWimberley.com

© 1999-2010, all rights reserved

VisitWimberley.com
Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

*The views expressed in these forums are submitted by individuals and do not necessarily reflect those of VisitWimberley.com. Please click here to review the Member Agreement when in doubt about acceptable forum usage. Thank you for helping make these forums work for the Wimberley community.

Join the discussion!

HOME || FORUMS || LIST HERE || SEND A CARD
Click to visit digiMuse
Need a website that works for you? Click on the hummingbird!

VISITWIMBERLEY HOME

Review Member Agreement here
Read website and bulletin board Terms of Use.
© 1999 - 2010, all rights reserved


VISITWIMBERLEY.COM
© 2010, all rights reserved