Monthly Archives: April 2014

The key to water management: Conservation Storage

We repeatedly use the term “water management” on this blog—but what exactly do we look at when we are “managing” the reservoirs? We have a number of tangible responsibilities related to managing reservoirs, but nearly all of them are centered … Continue reading

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Hartwell Lake earns statewide recognition for community clean-up

Last week the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project was named by Rivers Alive as the 2013 Government Partner of the Year, recognizing the project’s efforts during the annual Hartwell Lake clean-up campaign. Rivers Alive is an outreach … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Commander sums up past 6 months, offers projection through summer

In this video Col. Thomas Tickner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District commander, addresses Savannah River Basin stakeholders by summing up the past six months of rainfall and reservoir conditions. He also addresses current conditions and what stakeholders might … Continue reading

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Corps leases 3 Hartwell Lake parks to Stephens & Hart counties

Thanks to a lease agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Hart and Stephens counties, three parks at Hartwell Lake previously slated for closure this year will remain open to the public. Effective May 1, the government of … Continue reading

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Gate repairs underway at Thurmond & Russell dams

As temperatures rise so does interest in water activities and therefore, interest in reservoir levels along the upper Savannah River basin. One of the factors impacting water levels at Thurmond Lake and Russell Lake is an on-going effort to repair … Continue reading

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Fish spawning season is here—and it’s looking good, Corps biologist says

The annual water management period for fish spawning officially began April 5 in the Savannah River Basin—and so far, conditions are favorable for a very productive spawn, said Jamie Sykes, fisheries biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah … Continue reading

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Below-average rainfall trend continues through March; Corps monitoring basin conditions closely

For the last seven months, with the exception of December, the Savannah River reservoirs have received below-average monthly rainfall. That trend continued throughout March, with below-average rainfall recorded at the Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond sub-basins. The Thurmond sub-basin received the … Continue reading

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