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It’s safe to say the last few months have been good to the basin in terms of rainfall. In May, Hartwell and Thurmond blew their averages out of the water, receiving more than double their normal precipitation (9.6 and 7.4 … Continue reading
After a mediocre March, April’s showers emphatically raised the Savannah River Basin reservoirs back to full pool. As of today, Hartwell and Thurmond are hovering at full pool, while Russell is less than half a foot below. The last time … Continue reading
Lake lovers got their Valentine’s Day gift last week from Mother Nature as Lake Hartwell pushed past its February rainfall average and the Savannah River Basin finally entered Drought Level 1.
As 2017 came to a close, the Savannah River Basin seemed much like folks looking back at the year that was: It definitely has been worse, but still could have been better.
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The momentum the Savannah River Basin had been building in 2017 came to an abrupt halt last month when the sub-basins registered abysmal levels of rainfall.
Though not normally known as a rainy month, October brought some much-needed precipitation to the basin. Hartwell and Russell registered 7.7 and 5.7 inches compared to their 4.1- and 3.2-inch averages, respectively.
Like many folks throughout the Caribbean and southeastern U.S., I’m ready to put Hurricane Irma behind me.
Many basin stakeholders have expressed interest in why reservoir levels didn’t respond better to the Hurricane Irma rainfall received on Sept. 11 and 12.
Things are starting to look up for the Savannah River Basin as each of the sub-basins received above average rainfall for the third straight month.