It was so dry for the Savannah River Basin (“How dry was it?!”) that each of the sub-basins surpassed their monthly totals for May in just the first full weekend in June alone.
It was so dry that the Savannah River Basin popped up as a possible match on the Sahara Desert’s Tinder (She swiped left).
It was so dry … (insert your own dad joke here, it is Father’s Day this weekend, after all).
All jokes aside, Thurmond led the sub-basins with a *whopping* 2.5 inches (compared to its 3.7-inch average) in May, while Russell and Hartwell picked up a shabby 2.3 and 2.1 inches (on their 3.7- and 4.6-inch averages, respectively).
But that’s all behind us now as Mother Nature turned on the faucet and has already dumped enough rainfall to exceed June’s monthly average at Hartwell and Thurmond. All that with more than two full weeks left in the month.
So far Hartwell has received 4.8 inches (versus its 4.7-inch average), while Thurmond has collected 4.7 inches (compared to its 3.8-inch average). Russell is sitting at 3.5 inches – well within striking distance of its 3.8-inch average for June.
Looking ahead to the rest of the summer, all three reservoirs are sittin’ pretty and are projected to be at or above full pool through August, according to the 10-week projections from last week.
And with a gift like that from Mother Nature last week, we’re not even asking for anything for Father’s Day this year.
~ Jeremy S. Buddemeier, Corporate Communications Office