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Tag Archives: Russell Dam
What’s that saying again about “February showers bringing …”? Well, if there wasn’t already a saying, there is now. Last month Mother Nature dumped so much rain on the Savannah River Basin we were this close (see above photo by … Continue reading
Despite rising water level at Hartwell and Russell reservoirs, enough storage area remains to delay opening the spillway gates – rumors notwithstanding.
I’m not a betting man, but if I lived in the upper Savannah River Basin, I’d think Mother Nature was trying to tell me something.
Finding a quiet and safe place for a nursery tops the priorities for new parents, be they humans or fish. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state partners help fish in Savannah River reservoirs find those safe places for … Continue reading
Well, 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?)
You 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
The 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
After toiling diligently for the past two plus years, it seems the Savannah River Basin has finally freed itself from the drought that began in 2016.
(Editor’s Note: We have received several calls from media and concerned citizens related to our operations and posture as Hurricane Florence makes her way toward the East Coast. Below is a consolidation of our responses to these questions as of … Continue reading
Every day as I pack up to go home I remind myself: This is not normal.