January rainfall high at Hartwell, low at Thurmond


In January the Hartwell sub-basin received above-average rainfall with a total of 8.74 inches. This is the highest amount of January rainfall the Hartwell sub-basin has received in 15 years. The last time we received more rain in January was in 1998 with a recorded 9.54 inches – the highest ever recorded for January. Hartwell’s average January rainfall is 5.30 inches. Most of the recent rains produced run-off into the reservoir, which equated to about 4.5 feet of lake level gained at Hartwell.

January rainfall was less abundant for the Thurmond sub-basin, which received only 3.30 inches—falling short of the average of 4.39 inches. This rainfall equated to a gain of about 1.73 feet in Thurmond’s lake level.

Russell received 4.94 inches, slightly exceeding its January average of 4.38 inches.

~Tracy Robillard, Corporate Communications

About U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District oversees a multimillion dollar military construction program at 11 Army and Air Force installations in Georgia and North Carolina. We also manage water resources across the Coastal Georgia region, including maintenance dredging of the Savannah and Brunswick harbors; operation of three hydroelectric dams and reservoirs along the upper Savannah River; and administration of an extensive stream and wetland permitting and mitigation program within the state of Georgia. Follow us on Twitter @SavannahCorps and on Facebook.com/SavannahCorps
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