Hartwell overcomes dry season with above average rainfall, Thurmond, Russell near average

October marks the traditional dry season for the Savannah River Basin reflected by typical lower precipitation recorded at Thurmond and Russell sub-basins compared to other months in the year.

Hartwell sub-basin received a welcome relief of rain during a substantial one-day rain occurrence, pushing October rainfall totals over its monthly average.

The National Weather Service recorded rain on 15 days at Hartwell, 13 days at Thurmond, and 16 days at Russell.

Hartwell sub-basin received 119.6 percent of its normal rainfall totaling 4.9 inches of rain, 0.7 inches above the October average of 4.1 inches.

Thurmond sub-basin received 90.4 percent of normal rainfall totaling 2.7 inches of rain, 0.3 inches below the October average of 3 inches.OctRainfallGraphic

Russell sub-basin received 94.5 percent of normal rainfall totaling 3 inches of rain, 0.2 inches below the October average of 3.2 inches.

All of the sub-basins had their heaviest rain events Oct. 14. Hartwell sub-basin received half of its monthly total, recording 2.4 inches. Thurmond and Russell sub-basins received 1.5 and 1.4 inches of rain, respectively.

~By Chelsea Smith, Public Affairs Specialist

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