Monthly Archives: June 2013

Water management web page down for maintenance

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist The water management web page for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is experiencing technical difficulties and will be unavailable due to unplanned maintenance. Our team is working diligently to resolve the … Continue reading

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Be safe on the water this holiday weekend

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Independence Day is right around the corner—and with it comes one of the busiest times of the year for recreation at the Corps’ Savannah River lakes. Thousands of people will visit our lakes during … Continue reading

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How to monitor Georgia flood gages online

Editor’s Note: This post is guest authored by Jonathan W. Musser and Anthony J. Gotvald of the U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Water Science Center in Norcross, Ga. In this post, Musser and Gotvald describe several web-based platforms available for monitoring … Continue reading

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Declaration update reflects changed weather conditions

By Billy Birdwell, Senior Public Affairs Specialist When the right conditions exist and within our authorizations, Savannah District water managers exercise adaptive management. This past weekend was no exception as the water managers adjusted outflows based on observed conditions throughout … Continue reading

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Declaration Change: Outflows to spike at Thurmond

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Due to recent rainfall and high inflows from Tropical Storm Andrea, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will increase outflows at the Thurmond Dam to 20,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) by Monday, June … Continue reading

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Basin records above-average rainfall for May

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist So far it’s been a great year for consistent, normal rainfall. This trend continued through the month of May when we recorded above-average rainfall (again) throughout the basin. The Hartwell sub-basin received 5.24 inches … Continue reading

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