Tag Archives: Environmental Assessment

In response to your emails: What to expect with February outflows

Many stakeholders have expressed their concern with the outflows from the reservoirs identified in our ten-week projection. The projection forecasts an increase in outflows to 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) weekly average from Lake Thurmond in February. This projection … Continue reading

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Video: Basin Operates on Current Drought Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District continues to monitor the ongoing drought in the Savannah River Basin. This includes constant coordination among state and federal resource agencies. District Commander Col. Jeff Hall addresses the need to balance outflows during … Continue reading

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Environmental Assessment reduces wintertime outflows, adds stream flow indicator

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed a comprehensive Environmental Assessment (EA) required to update the Savannah River Basin Drought Contingency Plan. Data from the EA gave us the opportunity to initiate two changes to the plan. The first … Continue reading

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Corps completes environmental assessment

From the Commander: Since we released the draft Interim Drought Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) in April, our team reviewed more than 100 emails and letters with public comments and worked closely with state and federal natural resource agencies to reach … Continue reading

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Water Management and Drought

The Savannah River Basin has had a significant rain deficit throughout the last year, which has continued to produce low lake levels that severely impact recreation, hydropower, and other authorized purposes. Rainfall in the last 60 days has been well … Continue reading

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Commander’s Message – Summer 2012

The Savannah District has received many e-mails from residents of the Hartwell and Thurmond communities expressing their concerns about the current state of the reservoirs. Some have asked us to make radical changes to the release rates from the Savannah … Continue reading

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A view of the interim drought plan EA from a water manager’s perspective

The Savannah District Water Managers are excited about the drought plan update. The main element proposed in the current Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) is to determine our water releases from the three-reservoir system during drought based on inflow and pool … Continue reading

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Corps gives update on EA and Comp Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases water from the Hartwell, Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond reservoir system to meet upstream and downstream needs – drinking water, industrial uses, utilities, and environmental and natural resource protection. These needs … Continue reading

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