Tag Archives: summer

On groundhogs and water levels: What will reservoirs look like on Memorial Day?

February has arrived and Groundhog Day has come-and-gone. So this makes me a little late in giving my annual prediction on how the three Corps of Engineers’ Savannah River reservoirs will begin the 2015 tourist season. Now whether my prognostication … Continue reading

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Our outlook on summer reservoir levels

While summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, to most of us in the Savannah River Basin, it feels like summer is already here. Temperatures are heating up, the ground is drying, and the trees are lush and green as … 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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