Tag Archives: South Carolina

Why is there so much fluctuation between the Thurmond & Stevens Creek dams?

Earlier this summer we asked readers what topics they want to read about on Balancing the Basin. Here’s one of many questions we received: “Why there is so much fluctuation of river levels between Thurmond dam and Stevens Creek dam?” … Continue reading

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Corps, SC biologists track sturgeon in Savannah River

Editors Note: This is the second in a series of articles to explain environmental monitoring efforts associated with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). This series will focus on the various monitoring activities that must take place before construction begins. … Continue reading

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Thurmond Lake Hydrilla Update

Last week we asked our readers for topics they would like us to cover on Balancing the Basin; and we received several questions about hydrilla at J. Strom Thurmond Lake. This post provides an update on the hydrilla issue and … Continue reading

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Oconee and Lincoln counties to take over select Corps park operations April 1

Back in November, we announced on this blog federal recreation budget cuts that would impact Corps-operated parks at Hartwell and Thurmond lakes. Since that announcement, our team has been actively pursuing leasing opportunities with local governments around the lake to … Continue reading

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A lot of dam training

What does it take to operate and maintain a dam? Technical aptitude, well-honed skills, teamwork—and a lot of dam training. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District provides a rigorous, four-year apprenticeship program that trains college students to work … Continue reading

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The Significance of Water Quality in the SRB

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a two-part series that discusses the importance of water supply and water quality as congressional purposes for the Savannah River Basin dams and reservoirs. We often … Continue reading

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Video: Corps Water Manager discusses Comprehensive Study

By Sandra Hudson, Broadcast Journalist The Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Study would provide an in-depth set of data and analysis that would allow the Corps of Engineers to understand the value, impacts and risks to proposed changes in operations of … Continue reading

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