The Blanco River isn't flowing at Five Mile Dam park, and this weekend's rain only made a mud hole where people used to swim.
Those who depend on the river say despite recent rain, water conservation must continue.
"It's raining a little bit right now, but please conserve as if the drought is going to go on to 2014, because that is what the climate prediction center is saying," Todd Votteler said.
Votteler is the Chair of Guadalupe Basin Coalition, a group of cities, counties and businesses that depend on the Blanco, San Marcos and Guadalupe rivers.
"Things are starting to look green, but the drought is not over, at least what we call hydrologic drought, which is how much water there is in the regional aquifers, reservoirs and rivers," Votteler said.
Recent rains have been beneficial, but experts say we've been at such a deficit for so long it's going to take a lot more water to recover.
"We're starting out at a lower and lower level,” Votteler said. “If we don't get a lot of rain between now and then, we're going to be going into 2014 with another big deficit."
Long-term droughts in Texas often end with floods. Votteler is hopeful the current drought's ending will be more gradual, even though there's just no telling when the end will come.
"We have to act as if the drought is going to go on for a while and pray that it doesn't," Votteler said.
The Edwards Aquifer has risen about three feet since Saturday, but it's still 23 feet below average. Experts say the key to breaking the drought will be heavy rain in the critical recharge zone.