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.
Daily average release rates at the Hartwell Dam will decrease to 4,855 cubic feet per second (cfs) through the rest of the week (no generation on Saturday and Sunday). Next week, outflows will transition to 9,330 cfs and remain there Aug. 26 through Aug. 30.
Outflows from the Russell Dam will decrease to 8,430 cfs through the rest of this week (no generation over the weekend). Next week, outflows will slightly increase to 9,000 cfs and remain there Aug. 26 through Aug. 30.
Based on high inflow to the Thurmond sub-basin, outflows at the Thurmond Dam will increase today, tomorrow and Friday up to 20,000 cfs. Starting this Saturday, outflows will lower to 15,250 cfs and remain there through Aug. 30.
As of this writing, all three reservoirs are above full pool. Hartwell is 661.55 feet per mean sea level (ft-msl); Russell is 476.16 ft-msl, and Thurmond is 331.86 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.
Click here to view declaration 08/21/2013
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We welcome your questions and comments.