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Updates on the Savannah River Basin Comprehensive and Flood Storage studies

Update on the Flood Storage Assessment In October 2013 we announced an initiative to assess our flood storage capacity to test the possibility of reducing our current flood storage allotment. More specifically, the study will provide information that will better … Continue reading

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A lot of dam training

What does it take to operate and maintain a dam? Technical aptitude, well-honed skills, teamwork—and a lot of dam training. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District provides a rigorous, four-year apprenticeship program that trains college students to work … Continue reading

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February Rainfall Update: Icy weather increases run-off, rainfall below average

February brought an unusual mix of winter weather to the Savannah River Basin, with several instances of snow and ice accumulation in the Thurmond, Russell and Hartwell sub-basins. The widespread winter storm that swept through the area Feb. 11 – … Continue reading

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6 Months Later: An Update on the Comprehensive Study

On Sept. 18 we commenced the Second Interim of the Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Study, bringing us six months into the process. In this post, I hope to provide a brief update on the progress as well as shed some … Continue reading

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Dams safe and sound following earthquakes

If you felt the ground shake this past weekend, you’re not alone. Many people throughout the Savannah River Basin (and beyond) reported tremors during two earthquakes Feb. 14 and Feb. 16. But rest assured, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers … Continue reading

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

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

Today 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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Corps fisheries biologist gives the facts on striped bass mortality event at Hartwell Lake

By Jamie Sykes, USACE Savannah District Fisheries Biologist You may have read reports in the media about a recent fish mortality event at Hartwell Lake. As the fisheries biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, I’d like … Continue reading

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Corps celebrates 50th Anniversary of Hartwell Dam

VIEW MORE PHOTOS ON FLICKR By Tracy Robillard, public affairs specialist HARTWELL, Ga. — Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) commemorated Hartwell’s 50th Anniversary on April 27, 2012–exactly 50 years from the day in 1962 when the … Continue reading

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