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 target 8,723 cubic feet per second (cfs) through the rest of this week (no generation on Saturday and Sunday). Next week, we will reduce outflows to 6,460 cfs and remain there through Sept. 6.
Outflows from the Russell Dam will decrease to 8,927 cfs through the rest of this week (no generation over the weekend) and target 8,150 cfs next week.
Outflows at the Thurmond Dam will remain at 15,250 through the rest of this week until Saturday—that’s when we will lower outflows to 5,278 cfs. We plan to target 5,278 cfs through the end of next week.
As of this writing, all three reservoirs are above full pool. Hartwell is 661.6 feet per mean sea level (ft-msl); Russell is 475.36 ft-msl, and Thurmond is 330.63 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 08/28/2013
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We welcome your questions and comments.