Tag Archives: Thurmond Lake

Climatologists: Spring & summer could be warmer, drier than average

Experts from the Southeastern River Forecast Center released their Water Resources Outlook this week and it doesn’t exactly paint a rosy picture for the Savannah River Basin this summer.

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The good, the bad, and the possible

Lake lovers got their Valentine’s Day gift last week from Mother Nature as Lake Hartwell pushed past its February rainfall average and the Savannah River Basin finally entered Drought Level 1.

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Cones are a Corps cash cow

There’s a saying that money doesn’t grow on trees, but foresters at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Forestry Resources Office at Fort Stewart, Georgia, may beg to differ. They generate thousands of dollars every year from something that grows … Continue reading

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Year-end rainfall wrap-up

As 2017 came to a close, the Savannah River Basin seemed much like folks looking back at the year that was: It definitely has been worse, but still could have been better.

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No tricks, October rainfall was a treat

Though not normally known as a rainy month, October brought some much-needed precipitation to the basin. Hartwell and Russell registered 7.7 and 5.7 inches compared to their 4.1- and 3.2-inch averages, respectively.

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Corps uses grass-eating carp to tame hydrilla at Thurmond

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin stocking sterile triploid grass carp to reduce the abundance of hydrilla in the J. Strom Thurmond Lake Oct. 25 and will run through Nov. 15.

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Thurmond Lake’s pet (rock) project

SAVANNAH, Ga. – If you haven’t been living under one, you may have noticed some brightly colored rocks around your town lately. The rocks are part of a recent phenomenon in many cities with a common goal: Brightening another person’s … Continue reading

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Fall is prime time for camping in Ga., S.C.

**Updated Oct. 13 to reflect user comments (Thanks, Georgette Thompson!)** As recreation season winds down, fall is here, er … mostly, so it’s a perfect time to make plans and get the family together to enjoy the cooler weather. Though … Continue reading

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Closing the book on Irma

Like many folks throughout the Caribbean and southeastern U.S., I’m ready to put Hurricane Irma behind me.

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Why Irma rainfall had marginal effects on levels: inflows remain below average

Many basin stakeholders have expressed interest in why reservoir levels didn’t respond better to the Hurricane Irma rainfall received on Sept. 11 and 12.

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