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 this dry spell in the following video:
We updated our drought plan after a series of droughts. We also recently completed the 2012 Interim Drought Environmental Assessment. This assessment provides updated data to enable us to better fine tune how we distribute the limited water resources during drought. If we get enough rain this winter, we plan to disregard the conventional winter drawdown guidance. And finally, pending resource agency approval, we will try to keep outflows around the minimum 3,800 cubic feet per second as we refill.