Tag Archives: winter drawdown

What determines outflows during normal operations?

On a June 11 post we solicited input from readers on topics they would like to see covered on this blog. One of the responses we received asked for more information on how release rates are determined during normal operations. … Continue reading

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November rainfall close to average

In the final days of November a welcome relief of rain fell throughout the upper basin, bringing rainfall for the month nearly to average for Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond. Hartwell received more than three inches Nov. 26 and 27, bringing … Continue reading

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Corps water manager gives update on basin comprehensive study

In this video, Stan Simpson, a water manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, answers frequently asked questions about the Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Study. The Corps, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, South Carolina Department of … Continue reading

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Commander addresses current basin conditions

By Col. Thomas Tickner, Savannah District Commander Today, Thurmond is at guide curve and Hartwell remains slightly above guide curve. As many of you have observed, streamflows have been decreasing which is typical this time of year. Due to this … Continue reading

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Why do we need a study on the winter drawdown?

We often hear people suggest the Corps should limit the amount of winter-draw down to 2 feet instead of four. They point out that when Thurmond Dam and Lake were built, a 4-foot winter drawdown was established to make room … Continue reading

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Commander addresses winter drawdown this year

Our continuing efforts to refine our management of the basin have yielded some encouraging results. We secured $240,000 to perform a flood-storage assessment, which will reevaluate how much flood-storage is needed in the reservoirs. The study began this month and … Continue reading

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Video: Basin Operates on Current Drought Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District continues to monitor the ongoing drought in the Savannah River Basin. This includes constant coordination among state and federal resource agencies. District Commander Col.¬†Jeff Hall addresses the need to balance outflows during … Continue reading

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