The Savannah River Basin continued its march toward summer with stable, (mostly) above average rainfall in April.
Hartwell kicked it up a notch, collecting a solid 6.2 inches compared to its 4.6-inch average.
The middle child, Russell, came up short by one-half inch with 3.1 inches versus its 3.6-inch average for April.
The good news for all these April showers is they kept the basin on solid footing as the recreation season gears up.
Some stakeholders may have noticed the remainder of our campgrounds and day-use areas opened this week.
As the temperatures rise, plants will pull more water from the soil and more water will evaporate from the reservoirs, which have been sitting at or above full pool (with the exception of Thurmond, which is still undergoing maintenance).
Spawning season is also scheduled to wrap up this month so it looks like we’ll be back on track for a “normal” full-filled summer in no time.
~ Jeremy S. Buddemeier, Corporate Communications Office