According to the National Weather Service, above average rainfall is being forecasted over the next three months.
Since the July high water event, this week’s declaration is the first to show a scheduled cessation of weekend outflows at Hartwell and Russell.
As of this posting, Hartwell’s elevation is 662.04 feet above mean sea level (ft-msl) with outflows of 7,452 cubic feet per second (cfs) Thursday and Friday and increasing to 16,370 cfs next week through Aug. 16, due to the recent heavy rain.
Russell’s outflows are scheduled for a daily average of 8,384 cfs Thursday and Friday and are expected to climb to 15,050 cfs next week.
Thurmond’s elevation is 330.35 ft-msl as of this writing, with outflows transitioning to 13,000 cfs on Friday and maintaining that daily rate through next week.
As always, the declaration is subject to adjustment if we receive high volumes of unexpected rainfall. If adjustments are made we will post them in the comments section below.
Click here to view declaration 08/08/2013
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