Tag Archives: Russell Dam

Double the rain, double the fun?

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

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Ditch the rumors: No need to open spillway gates (yet)

Despite rising water level at Hartwell and Russell reservoirs, enough storage area remains to delay opening the spillway gates – rumors notwithstanding.

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Luck is a matter of perspective

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.

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Aquatic plants give shelter to young fish

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

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Setting the stage

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?)

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June showers make up for May’s wilted flowers

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

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Sub-basins, start your engines

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

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Looking back is looking up

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.

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On rainfall and reservoirs re: Hurricane Florence

(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

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One soggy summer

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

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