Weekly Declaration: Corps to lower outflows next week at Hartwell & Thurmond dams

Today our water managers released the weekly declaration and 10-week projection for the Savannah River reservoirs, calling for reduced outflows next week at the Hartwell and Thurmond Dams.

Starting Monday Sept. 30, the daily average outflow rate at the Hartwell Dam will decrease to 3,450 cubic feet per second (cfs); while the Thurmond Dam outflow rate will decrease to 4,250 cfs starting Saturday Sept. 28. The Russell Dam will increase outflows to 10,820 cfs starting Monday Sept. 30.

As of this writing, Hartwell Lake is 660 feet per mean sea level (ft-msl); Russell Lake is 474.94 ft-msl; and Thurmond Lake is 329.29 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 09/25/2013
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Click here to view 10-week projection 09/25/2013

We welcome your comments, questions and feedback in the comments section below. Thanks for reading us!


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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