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 suggests we can expect several inches of rain in the next seven days.
With levels back near full, the releases at Hartwell (currently at 662.6 feet above mean sea level) are cut approximately in half, with a target outflow of 8,300 cubic feet per second from July 25 through the weekend to Aug. 2. Outflows at Russell Dam are scheduled to decrease to 9,280 cfs through the weekend to Aug. 2. Thurmond, currently at 330.8 f-msl, will also see decreases in outflows from as high as 37,000 cfs on July 17 down to 16,235 cfs through Aug. 2.
Click here to view declaration 07/24/2013 (If you can’t view the PDF when you click the link, try refreshing your browser on the new window)
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