Tag Archives: flood control

VIDEO: Q&A with Corps hydrologist on current basin status

When do we expect the lake levels to return to normal? What will happen to the lakes if we continue to receive more rain? What effect did the spillway gate tests have on lake levels? Get the answers to these … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Crowds gather to view spillway spectacles

Last week the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted required safety tests of the spillway gates at the Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond dams. We are pleased to announce that the tests were a success. Our dam safety experts identified no … Continue reading

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Corps issues revised water declaration July 15; outflows increase at all 3 dams

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District issued a revised declaration calling for increased outflows from all three Savannah River dams on July 15, 2013. The revised declaration increases outflows … Continue reading

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Revised declaration lowers Thurmond outflows to 33,200 cfs

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Due to recent increased rainfall throughout the Savannah River Basin and upcoming weather forecasts, water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District issued a revised declaration on July 11. The good … Continue reading

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High Water Update: Thurmond releases climb 37,000 cfs, recreation facilties closed

By Russell Wicke, Corporate Communications Officer Excessive rainfall continues to fall throughout the Savannah River Basin, which resulted in an increase of water releases at the J Strom Thurmond Dam today. The Richard B. Russell and Thurmond sub basins, along … Continue reading

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Continuing rains lead to increased outflows from Savannah River reservoirs

By Billy Birdwell Following extensive rain in the upper Savannah River basin and more forecasted, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began releasing increased outflows from Hartwell, Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond lakes on July 8. Inflows from the recent … Continue reading

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Corps to conduct spillway gate tests

By Billy Birdwell, Senior Public Affairs Specialist Next week on July 10 and 11, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct required tests of the spillway gates at all three dams on the upper Savannah River (Hartwell, Richard B. … Continue reading

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Declaration update reflects changed weather conditions

By Billy Birdwell, Senior Public Affairs Specialist When the right conditions exist and within our authorizations, Savannah District water managers exercise adaptive management. This past weekend was no exception as the water managers adjusted outflows based on observed conditions throughout … Continue reading

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Declaration Change: Outflows to spike at Thurmond

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Due to recent rainfall and high inflows from Tropical Storm Andrea, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will increase outflows at the Thurmond Dam to 20,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) by Monday, June … Continue reading

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Video: District Commander Explains Basin Priorities

We launched this blog in January 2013 to provide you with more timely information about the Savannah River Basin and the ongoing drought. We also chose this platform to spur two-way communication and open up a dialogue for your questions … Continue reading

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