Tag Archives: Hartwell Lake

Leaning into fall

Despite having two hurricanes slash across the Southeast in as many months, the Savannah River Basin managed to collect only modest amounts of rain in September and October. In September as Hurricane Florence inundated portions of North and South Carolina, … Continue reading

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Savannah District Commander: Our system is a magnificent design

By Col. Daniel Hibner, Savannah District Commander We are always grateful for an opportunity to explain how we operate the dams and reservoirs on the Savannah River. The Augusta Chronicle editorial staff has given us one such opportunity based on … Continue reading

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One soggy summer

Every day as I pack up to go home I remind myself: This is not normal.

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Getting by with a little help from last month

Still on the mend from a two-year drought, the Savannah River Basin came roaring back in May, only to sputter out as the summer officially arrived.

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Hartwell Dam will test gates next week

Bottom line up front: The water released during this routine gate test will amount to a decrease in lake level by one-tenth of one inch, which is equivalent to the thickness of 25 sheets of paper. SAVANNAH, Ga. – On … Continue reading

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April’s showers bring May’s … full pools

After a mediocre March, April’s showers emphatically raised the Savannah River Basin reservoirs back to full pool. As of today, Hartwell and Thurmond are hovering at full pool, while Russell is less than half a foot below. The last time … Continue reading

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The great outdoors is calling

Although the temperatures have been capricious to say the least in the past few weeks, now is the time to get outside.

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Climatologists: Spring & summer could be warmer, drier than average

Experts from the Southeastern River Forecast Center released their Water Resources Outlook this week and it doesn’t exactly paint a rosy picture for the Savannah River Basin this summer.

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Stepping into spring

SAVANNAH, Ga. – For those watching the Savannah River Basin, last month’s precipitation was another step in the right direction. (Indeed, the data from the last few months seems to resemble a set of stairs, too.)

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The good, the bad, and the possible

Lake lovers got their Valentine’s Day gift last week from Mother Nature as Lake Hartwell pushed past its February rainfall average and the Savannah River Basin finally entered Drought Level 1.

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