Monthly Archives: September 2013

Corps gives update on water management website status

By Russell Wicke, Corporate Communications Officer Contrary to our initial estimates, the water management page will remain unavailable for another few weeks, but we continue to make progress on the rebuild. There are several contributing factors to the long delay. … Continue reading

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Weekly Declaration: Corps to lower outflows next week at Hartwell & Thurmond dams

Today our water managers released the weekly declaration and 10-week projection for the Savannah River reservoirs, calling for reduced outflows next week at the Hartwell and Thurmond Dams. Starting Monday Sept. 30, the daily average outflow rate at the Hartwell … Continue reading

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Corps, states, Nature Conservancy kick-off 2nd interim of Comprehensive Study

We are pleased to announce the long-awaited second portion of the Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Study has officially begun. During a bi-state water caucus meeting at Hartwell Lake Sept. 18, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, … Continue reading

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Weekly Declaration and Projection for Sept. 18, 2013

The weekly declaration and 10-week projection for the Savannah River reservoirs are included below. Outflows at the Hartwell Dam are expected to rise to a daily average 6,370 cubic feet per second (csf) starting Monday Sept. 23. Lake Hartwell elevation … Continue reading

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Corps fisheries biologist gives the facts on striped bass mortality event at Hartwell Lake

By Jamie Sykes, USACE Savannah District Fisheries Biologist You may have read reports in the media about a recent fish mortality event at Hartwell Lake. As the fisheries biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, I’d like … Continue reading

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The Significance of Water Quality in the SRB

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a two-part series that discusses the importance of water supply and water quality as congressional purposes for the Savannah River Basin dams and reservoirs. We often … Continue reading

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Weekly Declaration: Corps to target lowest outflow at Hartwell since May

Today water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the weekly declaration and 10-week projection for the Savannah River reservoirs. Our declaration targets lower outflows next week at the Hartwell Dam at a daily average rate of 3,120 … Continue reading

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August ranks second wettest month of 2013 at Hartwell

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist August was another wet month in the Savannah River basin, with above-average rainfall recorded at all three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoirs. This August, the Hartwell sub-basin recorded 9.1 inches of rain, which … Continue reading

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Weekly Declaration and Projection 09/04/2013

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Today water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the weekly declaration and 10-week projection for the Savannah River reservoirs. Outflow rates at the Hartwell Dam are scheduled to increase to 16,285 … Continue reading

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