Every Wednesday water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District issue a new water declaration and 10-week projection for the Savannah River dams and reservoirs.
The new declaration issued July 17 calls for outflows at the Hartwell Dam to increase from 15,000 cfs to 16,620 cubic feet per second (cfs) through the weekend and through next week.
Outflows from the Russell Dam are scheduled to increase from 16,000 cfs to 22,330 cfs on July 18 and remain at that rate over the weekend and through next week.
Outflows from the Thurmond Dam will transition down to 24,000 cfs this weekend and to 20,950 cfs starting Monday.
We are targeting an elevation of 331 ft-msl at the Thurmond reservoir, while evacuating the flood pools at Hartwell and Russell simultaneously. Based on the latest weather forecasts for the basin, we anticipate we could reach one foot above guide curve at all three reservoirs in about two weeks.
Click here to view declaration 07/17/2013
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