Monthly Archives: May 2016

Dry conditions begin to emerge as inflows decrease

The last three months of 2015 brought with it a surge of precipitation that exceeded normal rainfall by more than 200 percent across the upper Savannah River Basin. At Thurmond in particular December rainfall approached 300 percent of normal, soaking … Continue reading

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Facebook plugin just a Band-Aid

In March, we mentioned we were in the process of updating our comments section to satisfy Department of Defense policy requirements. We recently began using Facebook as a temporary fix while the Defense Media Activity, which administers our blog, is … Continue reading

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Study: Dams will survive worst possible storm, winter guide curve likely here to stay

We recently published a report on a study that analyzed the ability of our three dams to contain the greatest rain event the basin could expect, with a section that addressed the feasibility of reducing the winter drawdown two feet. … Continue reading

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Laying the pre-foundation

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Construction continued on the dissolved oxygen injection system at two sites along the Savannah River last week. This time-lapse video shows workers installing a cofferdam as part of what will become the foundation for a series of … Continue reading

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No pressure, May

The specter of March’s dry spell extended into April, hanging over the basin like a … well, definitely not a rain cloud anyway. The sub-basins struggled throughout the month and delivered below their averages.

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