By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist
Today water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the weekly declaration and 10-week projection for the Savannah River reservoirs.
The declaration calls for outflows at the Hartwell Dam to remain at 16,370 cubic feet per second (cfs) Thursday and Friday, then decrease to 11,840 cfs next week Monday through Friday, Aug. 23. No generation scheduled this weekend at Hartwell.
Outflows from the Russell Dam will remain at 15,050 cfs Thursday and Friday then decrease to 12,510 cfs on Monday. We will target 12,490 cfs Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 23. No generation scheduled this weekend at Russell.
The Thurmond Dam is scheduled to remain at 13,000 cfs for the rest of the current week then transition to 12,600 cfs over the weekend. As of now, we expect to remain at 12,600 cfs at Thurmond throughout next week. We anticipate the net inflow to Thurmond next week will be higher than the daily scheduled outflows.
As of this writing, Hartwell is more than two feet above full pool at 662.13 ft-msl. Russell is slightly over full pool at 475.79 ft-msl; and Thurmond is 329.99 ft-msl.
As always, the declaration is subject to adjustment if we receive high volumes of unexpected rainfall. If adjustments are made, we will post them in the comments section below. Please check Balancing the Basin often to ensure you receive the latest updates.
Click here to view declaration 08/14/2013
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We welcome your questions and comments.