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.
Outflow rates at the Hartwell Dam are scheduled to increase to 16,285 cubic feet per second (cfs) through Friday Sept. 6. No generation at Hartwell this weekend. On Monday Sept. 9, outflows will reduce to a rate of 7,210 cfs and remain there through Sept. 13.
At the Russell Dam, outflows will increase to 10,145 cfs through Friday, with no generation over the weekend. On Monday Sept. 9, we will target a rate of 8,860 cfs and hold it there through Sept. 13.
At the Thurmond Dam, we will lower outflows to 6,855 cfs through Sept. 6. On Sept. 7, outflows will increase to 9,350 cfs and remain there through Sept. 13.
As of this writing, all three reservoirs are above full pool. Hartwell is 661.83 feet per mean sea level (ft-msl); Russell is 475.58 ft-msl, and Thurmond is 330.23 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 09/04/2013
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