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Tag Archives: Savannah River Basin
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.
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
(Editor’s Note: We have received several calls from media and concerned citizens related to our operations and posture as Hurricane Florence makes her way toward the East Coast. Below is a consolidation of our responses to these questions as of … Continue reading
Hydrologists from NOAA’s Southeast River Forecast Center released their most recent Water Resources Outlook last week.
Every day as I pack up to go home I remind myself: This is not normal.
(Editor’s Note: This post, written by Savannah District Deputy District Engineer Erik Blechinger, was published in the Augusta Chronicle July 21.) Not all dams exist to create storage reservoirs or retain floodwaters; some dams were constructed simply to provide a … Continue reading
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.
Last week we met with the local community in and around Augusta, Georgia, in order to reveal the five alternative fish passage designs under consideration for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) Fish Passage feature at the New Savannah Bluff … Continue reading
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