Tag Archives: Russell Dam

Weekly Declaration and Projection 7/24/2013

This week’s declaration and 10-week projection can be seen via the links at the bottom of this post. The declaration demonstrates the process of returning water releases to normal as reservoir levels descend to near full pool. The weather forecast … Continue reading

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Corps to conduct spillway gate tests

By Billy Birdwell, Senior Public Affairs Specialist Next week on July 10 and 11, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct required tests of the spillway gates at all three dams on the upper Savannah River (Hartwell, Richard B. … Continue reading

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The purpose of Russell Lake and how it’s different

By Rashida Banks, Public Affairs Specialist The last built of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers three multipurpose dam and lake projects, Richard B. Russell was designed to support hydropower, recreation, water supply, flood control, and fish and wildlife conservation. … Continue reading

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Corps reuses water to create electricity by increasing pump back operations at Russell Dam

This year (2011) marked a milestone in water management on the upper Savannah River when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District began operating three reversible turbines at the Richard B. Russell Dam near Elberton, Ga., throughout the summer. Reversible … Continue reading

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