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Tag Archives: Hartwell Lake
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Three sub-basins walk into a bar … As the February tallies poured in, it was clear the Savannah River Basin wasn’t joking around when it came to precipitation. So far, the sub-basins … Continue reading
If you’ve been following the weather lately (or in practical terms, have begrudgingly just stopped putting away your umbrella), you’ve noticed the uptick in precipitation in the past two months. While the rainy season for the Savannah River Basin is … Continue reading
Despite having two hurricanes slash across the Southeast in as many months, the Savannah River Basin managed to collect only modest amounts of rain in September and October.
By Col. Daniel Hibner, Savannah District Commander We are always grateful for an opportunity to explain how we operate the dams and reservoirs on the Savannah River. The Augusta Chronicle editorial staff has given us one such opportunity based on … Continue reading
Every day as I pack up to go home I remind myself: This is not normal.
Still on the mend from a two-year drought, the Savannah River Basin came roaring back in May, only to sputter out as the summer officially arrived.
Bottom line up front: The water released during this routine gate test will amount to a decrease in lake level by one-tenth of one inch, which is equivalent to the thickness of 25 sheets of paper. SAVANNAH, Ga. – On … 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
Although the temperatures have been capricious to say the least in the past few weeks, now is the time to get outside.
Experts from the Southeastern River Forecast Center released their Water Resources Outlook this week and it doesn’t exactly paint a rosy picture for the Savannah River Basin this summer.