Tag Archives: Lake Thurmond

The tale of hydrilla and the golden grass-eating carp

ShareOnce upon a time there was a terrible invasive weed-queen named Hydrilla who grew so fast she pushed out every other aquatic plant at J. Strom Thurmond Lake. With the help of her toxic underling, blue-green algae, the pair wreaked … Continue reading

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Setting the stage

ShareWell, there’s one thing you can say about July’s rainfall: it wasn’t June, but it also wasn’t May, either. (Or is that two things?)

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3 died at Corps lakes over July 4th weekend

ShareOver the Independence Day weekend three fatalities at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supervised lakes could have been prevented with a simple piece of equipment: a life jacket.

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Holding strong — all summer long?

ShareThe Savannah River Basin roared into summer last month. Hartwell and Thurmond each collected 6.8 inches of rain in June – a full 2 and 3 inches above their averages, respectively. Russell pulled in a solid 5 inches compared to … Continue reading

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Summer heat hits striped bass hard

ShareNo one argues that summer heat in the South climbs well above the comfort level – for humans and animals.

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June showers make up for May’s wilted flowers

ShareYou know that feeling when you take a sip of ice cold water and you can feel it go all the way down your esophagus? That was last week after the unbearably dry month of May. It was so dry … Continue reading

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Accounting for the basin’s smallest stakeholders

ShareFor much of the year, we concentrate on stakeholders living on or around our three reservoirs along the Savannah River Basin. However, for a short period each spring, our focus shifts to the residents in those reservoirs.

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Thurmond falls short; Hartwell picks up the tab

ShareStop me if you’ve heard this one before: Three sub-basins walk into a bar … 

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Sub-basins, start your engines

ShareThe Savannah River Basin came out of the gates running for the first month in 2019. However, unlike many people, it kept its New Year’s resolutions and remained above average in January. Each of the sub-basins exceeded its average by … Continue reading

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One soggy summer

ShareEvery day as I pack up to go home I remind myself: This is not normal.

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