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 rain on 28 days Hartwell, 27 days at Thurmond, and 26 days at Russell. However, daily rainfall amounts were only fractions of an inch. The largest single rain event last month (1.2 inches) occurred on June 12 at the Hartwell sub-basin.
The Thurmond sub-basin received 3.6 inches in June, compared to the June average of 3.8 inches. The Hartwell sub-basin recorded 3.6 inches of rain in June, falling 1.2 inches short of the June average. Similarly, the Russell sub-basin received 2.8 inches, exactly 1 inch below the June average.
Hartwell’s pool elevation remained above full pool, 660 feet above mean sea level for nearly the entire month of June. On June 26, the Hartwell pool dipped just below 660 for the first time since April 7. The Thurmond pool elevation remained around 329.5 ft-msl, our targeted guide curve elevation while repair work continues on the gates at the dam.
~Tracy Robillard, public affairs specialist