October Rainfall Update

October is typically the driest month of the year. This year was no exception. October marks the second month in a row we’ve experienced below-average precipitation. Hartwell received 1.6 inches for the month coming in 2.5 inches below average. Thurmond received .59 inches of rain coming in 2.41 inches below average.


The recent deficit follows an exceptional volume of rainfall over the summer which took the basin into flood risk management status. Despite the September and October shortfall both Hartwell and Thurmond remain near guide curve. We continue to monitor the condition of the basin and project reservoir levels will remain near guide curve into January.

We will continue to keep you updated as the forecast evolves.

As always, we welcome your questions and feedback.

~Russell Wicke, Corporate Communications Officer

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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