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Category Archives: Rainfall Update
Things are starting to look up for the Savannah River Basin as each of the sub-basins received above average rainfall for the third straight month.
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Although it didn’t feel like a wet month, April delivered some much-needed, above average rainfall to a drought-ridden Savannah River Basin.
Rainfall last month continued the trend over the last 15 months that’s caused the drought conditions we currently experience. This is especially disappointing since March is typically the wettest month of the year.
February’s rainfall left much to be desired as the sub-basins struggled unsuccessfully to break the two-inch mark. Thurmond collected the most at a paltry 1.78 inches (41 percent of its average, 4.3 inches), while Hartwell and Russell registered under 40 … Continue reading
The first month of 2017 brought a welcome change in rainfall; all three sub-basins exceeded average precipitation for the first time in almost five months. Hartwell received 104 percent of normal rainfall; Russell, 115 percent of normal; and Thurmond cashed … Continue reading
2016 was a wild, tumultuous year that started with such promise but fizzled like a wet sparkler on New Year’s Eve. Month after month as the year wore on we watched nervously as rain deficits grew. However, much of the … Continue reading
SAVANNAH, Ga – If not for three light days of rain in November, the Savannah River’s sub-basins would have none. For yet another month, Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond seemed to almost dodge showers.
If October’s precipitation were words, this page would be blank. Last week Halloween came and went and the sub-basins tallied little more than a third of an inch for the month combined.
If August’s precipitation – the best of 2016 thus far – raised anyone’s hopes, September officially dashed them.
Rainfall in all three reservoir sub-basins exceeded normal in August. While no single event provided the basin with massive runoff, the steady and consistent small rain events kept the reservoirs at a relatively flat level. Leading the charge: Hartwell with … Continue reading