Monthly Archives: March 2013

Video: District Commander Explains Basin Priorities

We launched this blog in January 2013 to provide you with more timely information about the Savannah River Basin and the ongoing drought. We also chose this platform to spur two-way communication and open up a dialogue for your questions … Continue reading

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Low Flows from Thurmond Dam: A Downstream Perspective

Editor’s note: This post is guest authored by Dr. Will Duncan, Aquatic Ecologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Will works on in-stream flow and habitat issues in the southeastern United States. In this post, he provides perspective on … Continue reading

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How to maintain the long-term depth of your cove

By Zach Harkness Shoreline Management Ranger, Hartwell Lake We often receive questions from shoreline permit holders inquiring if they can protect their coves from silting-in when lake levels are down. During prolonged periods of drought, silting can reduce the long-term … Continue reading

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Do’s and Don’ts for Erosion Control

By Susan Boyd Shoreline Management Ranger, J. Strom Thurmond Lake Did you know that silting can reduce the long-term depth of your cove? Silting is a natural process caused by soil erosion. Our shoreline management team is here to help … Continue reading

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Guest column: USGS stream gauge network provides real-time water data in Savannah River Basin

Editor’s note: This post is guest authored by Brian McCallum, the Assistant Director of U.S. Geological Survey’s Georgia Water Science Center in Norcross, Georgia. He oversees all USGS hydrologic monitoring for the state of Georgia. Below he discusses how stream … Continue reading

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Why our requests for lower flows were rejected

Recently the Savannah District sought approval from state and federal agencies to deviate from the current drought plan by keeping outflows at 3,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) until the reservoirs refill to the top of their full summer pools. … Continue reading

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