Tag Archives: NOAA

Wet summer could make Southeast more vulnerable

Hydrologists from NOAA’s Southeast River Forecast Center released their most recent Water Resources Outlook last week.

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Savannah District teams up to keep commerce flowing

SAVANNAH, Ga. – While many Savannah residents clogged roads returning home following Hurricane Matthew last week, a small group worked to ensure a major artery into the city — the Savannah River – remained clear.

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Drought recovery complete: rise of reservoirs shifts basin into normal operations

Hartwell Reservoir rose more than 2 feet above the Drought Level 1 trigger Wednesday at 3 a.m., which prompted a shift to normal operations. This means the flow restriction at Thurmond Dam is now removed. Demand for peak energy is … Continue reading

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2014 rainfall just shy of average, December ranks above average

Observed rainfall in the upper basin recorded deficits in 2014 for all three sub-basins with Hartwell’s deficit being most pronounced. However, for most of the year lake levels remained at or above average, making for a near-optimal year in water-related … Continue reading

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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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Hartwell overcomes dry season with above average rainfall, Thurmond, Russell near average

October marks the traditional dry season for the Savannah River Basin reflected by typical lower precipitation recorded at Thurmond and Russell sub-basins compared to other months in the year.

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September rainfall ranks above average at Thurmond, Russell; below average at Hartwell

The final observed rainfall totals for September ranked above average at Thurmond and Russell sub basins, and below average at Hartwell sub basin. Throughout September, the National Weather Service recorded rainfall on 24 days at Thurmond, 23 days at Hartwell, … Continue reading

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Forecasters call for a ‘normal’ rainfall season

About this time in 2013 I began spring by noting forecasters expected a dry summer with continual reductions in reservoir levels. Those predictions became laughable in July when we made only the second operational spillway release in the history of … Continue reading

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NOAA Fisheries: Protecting and regulating ocean-river migratory fish and habitat

Guest column provided by Kim Amendola and Prescott Brownell, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service began coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the states, … Continue reading

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