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Rainfall last month continued the trend over the last 15 months that’s caused the drought conditions we currently experience. This is especially disappointing since March is typically the wettest month of the year.
February’s rainfall left much to be desired as the sub-basins struggled unsuccessfully to break the two-inch mark. Thurmond collected the most at a paltry 1.78 inches (41 percent of its average, 4.3 inches), while Hartwell and Russell registered under 40 … Continue reading
SAVANNAH, Ga – If not for three light days of rain in November, the Savannah River’s sub-basins would have none. For yet another month, Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond seemed to almost dodge showers.
If August’s precipitation – the best of 2016 thus far – raised anyone’s hopes, September officially dashed them.
Rainfall in all three reservoir sub-basins exceeded normal in August. While no single event provided the basin with massive runoff, the steady and consistent small rain events kept the reservoirs at a relatively flat level. Leading the charge: Hartwell with … Continue reading
The last three months of 2015 brought with it a surge of precipitation that exceeded normal rainfall by more than 200 percent across the upper Savannah River Basin. At Thurmond in particular December rainfall approached 300 percent of normal, soaking … Continue reading
November rainfall at the projects has already exceeded the month’s averages on the heels of October’s record-setting pace. To date, Russell outpaces the others by more than doubling its average of 3.5 inches in 12 days. Russell captured 7.4 inches, … Continue reading
The erratic spring cycle of high highs and low lows appears to have leveled off in June, as each of the sub-basins arrived much closer to its 67-year average for the first month of summer.
After such a strong showing in April, where each of the sub-basins exceeded its 67-year average for that month, you had to wonder: Are these numbers sustainable? Now we know.
The graphic says it all: rain deficit in March this year is significant. Hartwell received just under three inches of rain in a month where it normally gets six. And while this wasn’t the lowest amount the sub-basin has received, … Continue reading