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Weir simulation reaches targeted depth in Augusta

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah River level in the Augusta area reached target elevation today as part of the simulation planned to allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, as well as the public, to observe the summer … Continue reading

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January’s Rainfall was better – but more is needed for recovery

Share The first month of 2017 brought a welcome change in rainfall; all three sub-basins exceeded average precipitation for the first time in almost five months. Hartwell received 104 percent of normal rainfall; Russell, 115 percent of normal; and Thurmond … Continue reading

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Upper Savannah reservoirs enter Drought Level 1

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered the first drought level today when pool elevation at Thurmond Lake dipped below 326 feet above mean sea level (ft-msl). Entering … Continue reading

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Living on borrowed rain

ShareNow that it’s officially summer, the heat is on in more ways than one. Namely, if the trend of sub-par precipitation doesn’t improve, the basin could enter drought level 1 before August. That same trajectory would bring us to drought … Continue reading

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Evidence continues to point to wet winter for the basin

ShareLast week, climatologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued their winter outlook for 2015-2016. Based on their predictions, the southern U.S. can expect a cooler, wetter winter, whereas the Pacific Northwest and Great Lakes regions should experience … Continue reading

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Wettest month on average proves a disappointment for 2015

ShareThe graphic says it all: rain deficit in March this year is significant. Hartwell received just under three inches of rain in a month where it normally gets six. And while this wasn’t the lowest amount the sub-basin has received, … Continue reading

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Fish spawning season is here—and it’s looking good, Corps biologist says

ShareThe annual water management period for fish spawning officially began April 5 in the Savannah River Basin—and so far, conditions are favorable for a very productive spawn, said Jamie Sykes, fisheries biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah … Continue reading

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December rainfall puts basin into flood storage; sets record for Thurmond

ShareThis December, the Savannah River Basin received above-average rainfall at all three Corps of Engineers reservoirs. Excess rainfall filled the reservoirs past their “summer full pool” levels and into a portion of their flood storage space. A new record was … Continue reading

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How do I find the weekly declaration and projection?

ShareFor the last three months, we have posted on this blog the weekly declaration and 10-week projection for the Savannah River reservoirs. We posted this information so stakeholders and the public would retain access while our water management website was … Continue reading

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Weekly Declaration – Outflows holding steady at Hartwell, Russell & Thurmond

ShareToday water managers released the weekly declaration and 10-week projection for the Savannah River reservoirs, calling for next week’s outflows to remain at similar levels compared to last week. Starting Saturday Oct. 12, the daily average outflow rate at the … Continue reading

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