Tag Archives: Russell Lake

Aquatic plants give shelter to young fish

ShareFinding 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

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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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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Winter’s momentum masks March’s mums

ShareThe Savannah River Basin has been posting some impressive stats in the past six months, but last month was not one of them.

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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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Leaning into fall

ShareDespite having two hurricanes slash across the Southeast in as many months, the Savannah River Basin managed to collect only modest amounts of rain in September and October.

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