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November rainfall continues October’s precedent

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

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Reservoirs return to their routines as summer arrives

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.

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Rain gauges remain thirsty in May

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.

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Wettest month on average proves a disappointment for 2015

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

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Groundhog Day rains are a boon for sub-basins

Despite lackluster results for the past several months, wet weather staged a comeback for the last month of winter and proved to be enough to push the sub-basins back to par. But it didn’t come easy – each sub-basin relied … Continue reading

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January rainfall below average, reservoirs on the rise

January brought less than average rainfall at all three upper basin reservoirs with the largest rain deficit recorded at Hartwell sub-basin. Hartwell fell short of its January average by 1.8 inches, and Thurmond and Russell each missed their January averages … 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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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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August rainfall ranks below average at Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond

The final observed rainfall totals for August ranked below average at the Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond sub basins. The Hartwell sub basin had the highest amount of rainfall receiving 86.2 percent of normal rainfall accumulating 4.3 total inches, just under … Continue reading

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April brings above-average rainfall throughout Savannah River Basin

For the first month since December, the Savannah River reservoirs recorded above-average rainfall in April. The Hartwell sub-basin received 112 percent of normal rainfall for April; Russell got 124 percent of normal, and Thurmond ranked the highest with 125 percent … Continue reading

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