Monthly Archives: July 2013

Continuing rains lead to increased outflows from Savannah River reservoirs

By Billy Birdwell Following extensive rain in the upper Savannah River basin and more forecasted, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began releasing increased outflows from Hartwell, Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond lakes on July 8. Inflows from the recent … Continue reading

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Weekly Declaration and 10-week Projection – 07/03/2013

Every Wednesday, water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District release a water declaration and 10-week projection based on inflows to the basin, weather forecasts, hydropower demand, and other factors. Here’s the latest declaration and projection, released July … Continue reading

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Corps to conduct spillway gate tests

By Billy Birdwell, Senior Public Affairs Specialist Next week on July 10 and 11, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct required tests of the spillway gates at all three dams on the upper Savannah River (Hartwell, Richard B. … Continue reading

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June rainfall exceeds average within first 10 days

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist June rainfall was a plentiful throughout the Savannah River Basin. Within the first 10 days of the month, all three sub-basins reached above-average rainfall levels compared to the June average.

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Corps issues revised declaration July 1

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Due to higher than expected inflows to the basin and rainfall forecasts, water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District issued a revised water declaration on Monday, July 1. The new … Continue reading

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