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Providing comments now easier: reader engagement no longer limited to Facebook

Readers may have noticed a change in our comment section. On Friday we returned to our original comment plug-in for posts. This is good news because now anyone can provide remarks – no social media account needed! Readers may comment … Continue reading

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Video: SHEP progress update in 2 min or less

The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project gained more traction in March. Several features are on schedule to be completed by the end of 2017, including the First Dike Raising (June); Raw Water Storage Impoundment (July); CSS Georgia Recovery (Sept.); Dissolved Oxygen … Continue reading

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A very SHEP Christmas

As 2016 draws to a close Savannah District is looking to the future. Here’s what the holidays will be like in a few years when the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project is complete. On the 12th day after SHEP was complete, … Continue reading

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No matter how slight, November’s rain a welcome sight

SAVANNAH, Ga – If not for three light days of rain in November, the Savannah River’s sub-basins would have none. For yet another month, Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond seemed to almost dodge showers.

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Above average August rainfall keeps reservoirs steady

Rainfall in all three reservoir sub-basins exceeded normal in August. While no single event provided the basin with massive runoff, the steady and consistent small rain events kept the reservoirs at a relatively flat level. Leading the charge: Hartwell with … Continue reading

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Rain is coming, but will it be enough?

If the first three days in August are any indication, things could be looking up for the Savannah River Basin. Last month, on the other hand, the only reason to look up was in a fit of frustration. Russell’s take … Continue reading

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Facebook plugin just a Band-Aid

In March, we mentioned we were in the process of updating our comments section to satisfy Department of Defense policy requirements. We recently began using Facebook as a temporary fix while the Defense Media Activity, which administers our blog, is … Continue reading

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It’s not you, it’s us

We really do want to hear from our community but you may have noticed our comment section is currently down. Last week Defense Media Activity, which administers our blog, noticed the service was displaying advertisements in their comments, which is … Continue reading

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Savannah River Dams to make controlled spillway releases due to recent rains

Due to recent above-normal rainfall in the upper Savannah River Basin, Savannah District anticipates a need to operate the spillway gates early on the morning of Dec. 31 at the three major dams in the Savannah River system: Hartwell Dam, Richard … Continue reading

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Community feedback helps keep us on track

We started Balancing the Basin nearly four years ago to establish communication with you, our readers and stakeholders, and to relay relevant information on projects and operations along the Savannah River Basin. In that span we’ve covered topics ranging from … Continue reading

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