Monthly Archives: July 2014

Update on New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam

We recently asked readers what topics they would like to read about on Balancing the Basin, and someone asked us for an update on the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam. Here’s the comment we received: “I would like to … Continue reading

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Environmental monitoring underway for Savannah harbor deepening

Editors Note: This is the first in a series of articles to explain environmental monitoring efforts associated with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. This series will focus on the various monitoring activities that must take place before construction begins. Subsequent … Continue reading

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Russell Lake: Generating power while protecting other reservoirs’ levels

Earlier we asked readers to pose questions they would like us to address in Balancing the Basin. One reader asked why Richard B. Russell Lake varies little in its level and if it could be used to protect the levels … Continue reading

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What determines outflows during normal operations?

On a June 11 post we solicited input from readers on topics they would like to see covered on this blog. One of the responses we received asked for more information on how release rates are determined during normal operations. … Continue reading

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June rainfall ranks normal at Thurmond; below average at Hartwell and Russell

Although it rained almost every day of the month, June rainfall amounts ranked below average at the Hartwell and Russell sub-basins; but the Thurmond basin received normal rainfall for this time of year. Throughout June, the National Weather Service recorded … Continue reading

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