Weekly Declaration and Projection 7/31/2013

Since our Water Manager’s page was taken down for repair at the end of June we have been posting the weekly Savannah River System Declaration, and the 10-week projection here on Balancing the Basin. The declaration provides details on the upcoming week’s operations, such as scheduled outflows. The projection predicts the status of the reservoirs based on average predicted inflows.

We anticipate the Water Manager’s Page return to normal operations very soon – within two weeks, or perhaps even a few days. We apologize for the inconvenience and are doing our best make the site available again. Once the site goes live, we will cease posting the declaration and projection here, unless there are notable updates outside the regular weekly updates.

This week’s declaration still shows outflows scheduled over the weekend for all three projects.

As of this posting Hartwell’s elevation is 661.6 feet above mean sea level (f-msl) with outflows expected to hold at 8,200 cubic feet per second (cfs) through Aug. 9.

Russell’s outflows are expected to hold at 9,010 cfs through Aug. 9.

Thurmond’s elevation is 330.3 f-msl as of this writing, with outflows expected to hold at 11,900 cfs through Aug. 9.

Forecasts are showing a potential for several more inches of rainfall in the next couple of days, so we may be adjusting the declaration depending on the volume of rainfall. If adjustments are made we will post them in the comments section below.

Click here to view declaration 07/31/2013 (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 07/31/2013

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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