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November rainfall near average for Corps reservoirs

During November, Thurmond sub-basin exceeded average rainfall, the Russell sub-basin got near-perfect average rainfall, and the Hartwell sub-basin received below-average rainfall.

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Freshwater storage impoundment mitigates increased chlorides in Abercorn Creek

Editors Note: This is the sixth in a series of articles to explain environmental monitoring efforts associated with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). This series will focus on the various monitoring activities that must take place as construction begins. … Continue reading

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Experts gather water quality data before beginning harbor deepening

Editors Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles to explain environmental monitoring efforts associated with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). This series focuses on the various monitoring activities that must take place before construction begins. SAVANNAH, … Continue reading

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Water Management website & mobile app restored

We are pleased to announce that our water management website (water.sas.usace.army.mil) and our mobile app are now restored back to their fully functional capacity. On Aug. 8 multiple hardware failures prevented the website’s database from transmitting updates to the site … Continue reading

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What topics would you like to read about on Balancing the Basin?

Reader feedback has gone a long way in assisting us to know what kind of information is in demand from our stakeholders. We’d like to thank our readers and stakeholders for your contribution in making Balancing the Basin a source … Continue reading

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Dams safe and sound following earthquakes

If you felt the ground shake this past weekend, you’re not alone. Many people throughout the Savannah River Basin (and beyond) reported tremors during two earthquakes Feb. 14 and Feb. 16. But rest assured, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers … Continue reading

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Water Management website update

By Russell Wicke, Corporate Communications Officer Our water management website will remain unavailable for a few more weeks due to unexpected complications. Our team continues to work this issue as a top priority. We understand upper-basin stakeholders depend on this … Continue reading

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July 2013 sets new rainfall records, sees reservoirs jump

By Billy Birdwell, Public Affairs Specialist Wow! What an exciting month we just had in the Savannah River basin! Last month set the July record for rainfall at all three reservoirs. Hartwell Lake received 13.37 inches, Russell Lake received 9.97 … Continue reading

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Weekly Declaration and Projection 7/31/2013

Since our Water Manager’s page was taken down for repair at the end of June we have been posting the weekly Savannah River System Declaration, and the 10-week projection here on Balancing the Basin. The declaration provides details on the … Continue reading

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An upstream perspective on water management and conservation

Editor’s note: This post is guest-authored by Herb Burnham, Lake Hartwell Association Executive Director. In this post, he provides a perspective on the importance of adaptive water management and communal efforts in water conservation.  In just the first few days … Continue reading

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