Monthly Archives: July 2013

Weekly Declaration and Projection 7/31/2013

Since our Water Manager’s page was taken down for repair at the end of June we have been posting the weekly Savannah River System Declaration, and the 10-week projection here on Balancing the Basin. The declaration provides details on the … Continue reading

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Weekly Declaration and Projection 7/24/2013

This week’s declaration and 10-week projection can be seen via the links at the bottom of this post. The declaration demonstrates the process of returning water releases to normal as reservoir levels descend to near full pool. The weather forecast … Continue reading

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An upstream perspective on water management and conservation

Editor’s note: This post is guest-authored by Herb Burnham, Lake Hartwell Association Executive Director. In this post, he provides a perspective on the importance of adaptive water management and communal efforts in water conservation.  In just the first few days … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Q&A with Corps hydrologist on current basin status

When do we expect the lake levels to return to normal? What will happen to the lakes if we continue to receive more rain? What effect did the spillway gate tests have on lake levels? Get the answers to these … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Crowds gather to view spillway spectacles

Last week the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted required safety tests of the spillway gates at the Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond dams. We are pleased to announce that the tests were a success. Our dam safety experts identified no … Continue reading

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Weekly Declaration & Projection 07/17/2013

Every Wednesday water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District issue a new water declaration and 10-week projection for the Savannah River dams and reservoirs. The new declaration issued July 17 calls for outflows at the Hartwell … Continue reading

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Savannah District to welcome new commander July 19

By Billy Birdwell, Senior Public Affairs Specialist Col. Thomas J. Tickner will take command of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, from Col. Jeffrey M. Hall, in a formal ceremony at 10 a.m., July 19. Brig. Gen. Donald … Continue reading

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Corps issues revised water declaration July 15; outflows increase at all 3 dams

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District issued a revised declaration calling for increased outflows from all three Savannah River dams on July 15, 2013. The revised declaration increases outflows … Continue reading

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Revised declaration lowers Thurmond outflows to 33,200 cfs

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Due to recent increased rainfall throughout the Savannah River Basin and upcoming weather forecasts, water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District issued a revised declaration on July 11. The good … Continue reading

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High Water Update: Thurmond releases climb 37,000 cfs, recreation facilties closed

By Russell Wicke, Corporate Communications Officer Excessive rainfall continues to fall throughout the Savannah River Basin, which resulted in an increase of water releases at the J Strom Thurmond Dam today. The Richard B. Russell and Thurmond sub basins, along … Continue reading

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