Monthly Archives: January 2014

Monitoring river quality for the Savannah harbor deepening

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Brian E. McCallum, Assistant Director with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Georgia Water Science Center. In this post, McCallum explains the USGS role in working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to … Continue reading

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Saving lives one vest at a time

One woman’s dedication to water safety is making waves at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Thurmond Lake. Sandie Craig founded a non-profit organization “Rembering Scotty Craig” in honor of her late husband, who drowned three years ago at Thurmond … Continue reading

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Occasionally it just happens at the right time…

Today is clear and sunny in the Savannah River Basin. Who can remember last week when the polar vortex plunged the eastern half of the nation into record cold temperatures? I even had to turn on heat in my Savannah … Continue reading

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2013 ranks 2nd wettest year on record for Hartwell & Thurmond

What an exciting year we’ve had in the Savannah River Basin. In the past year, we’ve seen the reservoirs go from drought to flood conditions in the first six months, and we ended the year with high water conditions in … Continue reading

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