Monthly Archives: August 2015

Corps tests gates at Hartwell, Thurmond dams

The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted limited engineering and operations tests on spillway gates at Hartwell and J. Strom Thurmond dams, Aug. 25 and 26, respectively. Watch Thurmond’s gate test here. Beth Williams, project engineer for the … Continue reading

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A wreck reborn: Recovering the Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia from the Savannah River

(Editor’s Note: The following post is a wrap-up of the efforts to raise the CSS Georgia from January to August 2015.) As cities along the East Coast scramble to bolster their infrastructure and employ massive dredges to deepen their harbors, … Continue reading

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What to expect with this year’s winter drawdown and refill

If we were to use the current conditions of the Savannah River Basin as indicators, it would seem reasonable to conclude we are facing imminent drought.

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July rainfall: Average is a relative term

If we’ve learned one thing about rainfall at the sub-basins in 2015, it’s that it is anything but average.

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