Weekly Declaration and Projection 7/24/2013

This week’s declaration and 10-week projection can be seen via the links at the bottom of this post. The declaration demonstrates the process of returning water releases to normal as reservoir levels descend to near full pool. The weather forecast suggests we can expect several inches of rain in the next seven days.

With levels back near full, the releases at Hartwell (currently at 662.6 feet above mean sea level) are cut approximately in half, with a target outflow of 8,300 cubic feet per second from July 25 through the weekend to Aug. 2. Outflows at Russell Dam are scheduled to decrease to 9,280 cfs through the weekend to Aug. 2. Thurmond, currently at 330.8 f-msl, will also see decreases in outflows from as high as 37,000 cfs on July 17 down to 16,235 cfs through Aug. 2.

Click here to view declaration 07/24/2013 (If you can’t view the PDF when you click the link, try refreshing your browser on the new window)

Click here to view 10-week projection 07/24/2013

As always we welcome your questions and feedback.


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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