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 Dam will decrease to 3,450 cubic feet per second (cfs); while the Thurmond Dam outflow rate will decrease to 4,250 cfs starting Saturday Sept. 28. The Russell Dam will increase outflows to 10,820 cfs starting Monday Sept. 30.
As of this writing, Hartwell Lake is 660 feet per mean sea level (ft-msl); Russell Lake is 474.94 ft-msl; and Thurmond Lake is 329.29 ft-msl.
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 09/25/2013
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