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6 Months Later: An Update on the Comprehensive Study

ShareOn Sept. 18 we commenced the Second Interim of the Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Study, bringing us six months into the process. In this post, I hope to provide a brief update on the progress as well as shed some … Continue reading

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Monitoring river quality for the Savannah harbor deepening

ShareEditor’s Note: This post was written by Brian E. McCallum, Assistant Director with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Georgia Water Science Center. In this post, McCallum explains the USGS role in working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to … Continue reading

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Corps water manager gives update on basin comprehensive study

ShareIn this video, Stan Simpson, a water manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, answers frequently asked questions about the Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Study. The Corps, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, South Carolina Department of … Continue reading

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A River Runs Through It

ShareEditor’s Note: This article was written by Jessica Garrett of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) of South Carolina. It was orginally published in the TNC South Carolina Update newsletter (Fall 2013 issue) and is republished here on Balancing the Basin with permission … Continue reading

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Commander addresses current basin conditions

ShareBy Col. Thomas Tickner, Savannah District Commander Today, Thurmond is at guide curve and Hartwell remains slightly above guide curve. As many of you have observed, streamflows have been decreasing which is typical this time of year. Due to this … Continue reading

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Why do we need a study on the winter drawdown?

ShareWe often hear people suggest the Corps should limit the amount of winter-draw down to 2 feet instead of four. They point out that when Thurmond Dam and Lake were built, a 4-foot winter drawdown was established to make room … Continue reading

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