Tag Archives: Drought Level 3

6 Months Later: An Update on the Comprehensive Study

On Sept. 18 we commenced the Second Interim of the Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Study, bringing us six months into the process. In this post, I hope to provide a brief update on the progress as well as shed some … Continue reading

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Why our requests for lower flows were rejected

Recently the Savannah District sought approval from state and federal agencies to deviate from the current drought plan by keeping outflows at 3,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) until the reservoirs refill to the top of their full summer pools. … Continue reading

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Corps enhances conservation measures in light of dismal forecasts

Given the long-term and sustained drought in the Savannah River Basin, we are working with state agencies to get support on two deviations in our procedures that we think will help retain more water in the reservoirs. The two changes … Continue reading

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Commander’s Message: Persistent rain deficit triggers pool-balancing shift

From the Commander: In October I had the opportunity to hold drought workshops for both J. Strom Thurmond Lake and Hartwell Lake to discuss management of the basin and the sustained drought conditions. I’d like to express my gratitude to … Continue reading

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Corps reduces Savannah River Basin reservoir outflows in response to drought level 3

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will reduce outflows from the three reservoirs it operates on the upper Savannah River Basin in response to water levels reaching drought level 3. Water managers will gradually reduce outflows from 3,800 … Continue reading

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