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What to expect with this year’s winter drawdown and refill

If we were to use the current conditions of the Savannah River Basin as indicators, it would seem reasonable to conclude we are facing imminent drought.

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Reservoirs return to their routines as summer arrives

The erratic spring cycle of high highs and low lows appears to have leveled off in June, as each of the sub-basins arrived much closer to its 67-year average for the first month of summer.

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Lakes help prognosticator make good on Groundhog Day prediction

Way back in February, I gave my “Groundhog Day” reservoir predictions for Memorial Day, the beginning of the summer recreation season. Let’s see how I did this year:

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Hardware failures affect updates on Website, Mobile App

Many of you have noticed our Water Managers Page hasn’t refreshed with updated data since Aug. 8, (Friday). Hardware failures on multiple backend database servers have prevented data transmission to the publically accessible website. Our new mobile app is impacted … Continue reading

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July rainfall above average at Russell; below average at Hartwell and Thurmond

Observed rainfall totals for July ranked above-average at the Russell sub-basin and below average at the Hartwell and Thurmond sub-basins. The Russell sub-basin received 106 percent of normal rainfall for the month recording 4.7 inches. The average July rainfall at … Continue reading

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What determines outflows during normal operations?

On a June 11 post we solicited input from readers on topics they would like to see covered on this blog. One of the responses we received asked for more information on how release rates are determined during normal operations. … Continue reading

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Our outlook on summer reservoir levels

While summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, to most of us in the Savannah River Basin, it feels like summer is already here. Temperatures are heating up, the ground is drying, and the trees are lush and green as … Continue reading

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April brings above-average rainfall throughout Savannah River Basin

For the first month since December, the Savannah River reservoirs recorded above-average rainfall in April. The Hartwell sub-basin received 112 percent of normal rainfall for April; Russell got 124 percent of normal, and Thurmond ranked the highest with 125 percent … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Commander sums up past 6 months, offers projection through summer

In this video Col. Thomas Tickner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District commander, addresses Savannah River Basin stakeholders by summing up the past six months of rainfall and reservoir conditions. He also addresses current conditions and what stakeholders might … Continue reading

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Below-average rainfall trend continues through March; Corps monitoring basin conditions closely

For the last seven months, with the exception of December, the Savannah River reservoirs have received below-average monthly rainfall. That trend continued throughout March, with below-average rainfall recorded at the Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond sub-basins. The Thurmond sub-basin received the … Continue reading

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