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Commander responds to stakeholder claims on basin management

By Col. Jeff Hall, Savannah District Commander Editor’s note: This week Col. Hall received an email from a Lake Hartwell stakeholder which expressed frustration with how the Corps manages the Savannah River Basin. The grievances in this letter indicated its author held common misunderstandings of our … Continue reading

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How the Broad River influences outflows

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist When the Corps of Engineers updated the Savannah River Basin drought plan in August 2012, we added a new indicator for determining drought levels: stream flow at the Broad River. The Broad River is … Continue reading

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Video: Minimum outflows vary by season

This is the time of year when we must begin the transition from a wintertime flow rate of 3,100 cfs (cubic feet per second) to the standard minimum-allowed flow rate of 3,800 cfs or 4,000 cfs (depending on the Broad … Continue reading

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Drought Update: December rainfall above average, basin remains in drought

By Col. Jeff Hall USACE Savannah District Commander  The Savannah River Basin experienced some relief in December with above-average rainfall. Although much of the rainfall went to recharging the dry ground, some also turned into runoff that raised lake levels … Continue reading

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A view of the interim drought plan EA from a water manager’s perspective

The Savannah District Water Managers are excited about the drought plan update. The main element proposed in the current Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) is to determine our water releases from the three-reservoir system during drought based on inflow and pool … Continue reading

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