Monthly Archives: January 2013

An update on the Basin’s Comprehensive Study

By Russell Wicke Savannah District Corporate Communications We were recently asked to provide an update on the status of the Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Study. The Comprehensive Study is the tool the Corps will use to see if changes to … Continue reading

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In response to your emails: What to expect with February outflows

Many stakeholders have expressed their concern with the outflows from the reservoirs identified in our ten-week projection. The projection forecasts an increase in outflows to 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) weekly average from Lake Thurmond in February. This projection … Continue reading

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Drought is a local and national concern

When it comes to drought, the Savannah River Basin is among the hardest-hit areas in the southeast region, but the nation as a whole is also reeling from rain deficits across the continent. Following are a few articles that underline … Continue reading

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Video: Basin Operates on Current Drought Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District continues to monitor the ongoing drought in the Savannah River Basin. This includes constant coordination among state and federal resource agencies. District Commander Col. Jeff Hall addresses the need to balance outflows during … Continue reading

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Reasons why 2,800 cfs proposal was unsupported

By Col. Jeff Hall USACE Savannah District Commander Recently we sought to reduce the Savannah River basin reservoirs below the current 3,100 cubic feet per second (cfs) discharge rate. We suggested to state and federal resource agencies this would give … Continue reading

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Drought Update: December rainfall above average, basin remains in drought

By Col. Jeff Hall USACE Savannah District Commander  The Savannah River Basin experienced some relief in December with above-average rainfall. Although much of the rainfall went to recharging the dry ground, some also turned into runoff that raised lake levels … Continue reading

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