Category Archives: Rainfall Update

Mother Nature gets serious

As students around the Southeast have gone back to school virtually, Mother Nature showed up in person in a big way at Savannah River Basin High. Not content with last month’s ‘B’ in summer school, she delivered nearly twice her … Continue reading

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It’s heating up

As the summer kicks into full gear and hurricane season does, too, we normally see a slight, welcome bump in July precipitation along the Savannah River Basin. This year, not so much. While each of the sub-basins fell short of … Continue reading

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Savannah River Basin leads Average Rainfalls at halftime

Coming off a mediocre 2019 season, the Savannah River Basin looked to rebuild this year and has already reaped the benefits of preseason adjustments. The basin’s star trio fell short of its average for the first time this year (the … Continue reading

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The season of ‘nothing stays the same’

The Savannah River Basin continued to bolster the prevailing theme for 2020: Change is the new routine. April and May are normally the start of the drier season where our water managers must contend more sharply with increases in demand … Continue reading

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Can’t stop, won’t stop (the rain)

As the coronavirus brought the world to a halt the last two months, another force of nature refused to slow down: rainfall along the Savannah River Basin. The basin continued its above-average climb as spring began its full swing. With … Continue reading

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Double the rain, double the fun?

What’s that saying again about “February showers bringing …”? Well, if there wasn’t already a saying, there is now. Last month Mother Nature dumped so much rain on the Savannah River Basin we were this close (see above photo by … Continue reading

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New high-water mapping tool offers flooding estimates

In order to help keep Augusta area residents informed on water levels, we created a new online tool that estimates anticipated high-water inundation along the Savannah River through both Augusta, Georgia, and North Augusta, South Carolina. The interactive map provides … Continue reading

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Rolling into 2020 like … a storm

If the first two weeks are any indication, 2020 is going to be a banner year for the Savannah River Basin.

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Demystifying DL1

Not normally known as wet month for the Savannah River Basin, November did its best to solidify its reputation as an underachiever. All three sub-basins fell short of their averages, with Hartwell registering 3.2 inches, nearly an inch and a … Continue reading

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Procrastination pays off?

I’ll admit it: By last week I had written off the Savannah River Basin as being subpar for another month. Who needs rainfall anyway? However, pre-Halloween storms blew through like a wolf on our three little pigs and pushed each … Continue reading

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