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What determines outflows during normal operations?

On a June 11 post we solicited input from readers on topics they would like to see covered on this blog. One of the responses we received asked for more information on how release rates are determined during normal operations. … Continue reading

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December rainfall puts basin into flood storage; sets record for Thurmond

This December, the Savannah River Basin received above-average rainfall at all three Corps of Engineers reservoirs. Excess rainfall filled the reservoirs past their “summer full pool” levels and into a portion of their flood storage space. A new record was … Continue reading

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Some Thurmond Lake recreation areas closed due to high water levels

Due to recent heavy rainfall and a subsequent rise in lake elevation, several recreation areas at J. Strom Thurmond Lake are temporarily closed due to high water levels. Volunteers and Corps park rangers are actively assessing and flagging off recreation … Continue reading

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