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Tag Archives: Hartwell Lake
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.
SAVANNAH, Ga. – For those watching the Savannah River Basin, last month’s precipitation was another step in the right direction. (Indeed, the data from the last few months seems to resemble a set of stairs, too.)
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.
The Lake Hartwell Association invited us to attend their annual meeting Saturday, Oct. 14, and we had the privilege of delivering a presentation.
**Updated Oct. 13 to reflect user comments (Thanks, Georgette Thompson!)** As recreation season winds down, fall is here, er … mostly, so it’s a perfect time to make plans and get the family together to enjoy the cooler weather. Though … Continue reading
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.