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Thurmond spillway gates receive a tune-up

Spillway gates at Thurmond sub-basin are currently undergoing repair on a number of areas where pitting has developed on the surface of the gates. The gates are armored with industrial grade coating, which typically lasts 30 years, to protect them … Continue reading

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Gate repairs underway at Thurmond & Russell dams

As temperatures rise so does interest in water activities and therefore, interest in reservoir levels along the upper Savannah River basin. One of the factors impacting water levels at Thurmond Lake and Russell Lake is an on-going effort to repair … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Crowds gather to view spillway spectacles

Last week the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted required safety tests of the spillway gates at the Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond dams. We are pleased to announce that the tests were a success. Our dam safety experts identified no … Continue reading

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Continuing rains lead to increased outflows from Savannah River reservoirs

By Billy Birdwell Following extensive rain in the upper Savannah River basin and more forecasted, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began releasing increased outflows from Hartwell, Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond lakes on July 8. Inflows from the recent … Continue reading

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