Monthly Archives: September 2011

Corps reuses water to create electricity by increasing pump back operations at Russell Dam

This year (2011)¬†marked a milestone in water management on the upper Savannah River when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District began operating three reversible turbines at the Richard B. Russell Dam near Elberton, Ga., throughout the summer. Reversible … Continue reading

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Upper Savannah reservoirs enter drought level 2

The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reached the second drought trigger level out of four on Aug. 29, 2011¬†and therefore, Corps officials further reduced water discharges from the system. “The reservoirs … Continue reading

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Second drought trigger level reduces water discharges

From the Commander: We announced last week that the three reservoirs on the Savannah River reached the second drought trigger level. This means we took immediate action to reduce water discharges from the reservoir system. As discussed previously with you … Continue reading

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