Tag Archives: Thurmond Lake

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. In August, the Hartwell sub-basin collected 4.185 inches of rain; the previous month, 4.181 inches. … 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?) The Savannah River Basin took an abnormally dry month (May), chased it with an abnormally wet … Continue reading

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3 died at Corps lakes over July 4th weekend

Over the Independence Day weekend three fatalities at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supervised lakes could have been prevented with a simple piece of equipment: a life jacket. According to the Corps’ statistics, most recreation fatalities occur outside designated recreational … Continue reading

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Holding strong — all summer long?

The 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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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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Thurmond: Set a course for full pool

After what feels like a decade in the making, contractors finished repairing the 23 seals on Thurmond’s gates last week. (Full exhale).

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Flowers or not, April’s rain still welcome

The Savannah River Basin continued its march toward summer with stable, (mostly) above average rainfall in April. Hartwell kicked it up a notch, collecting a solid 6.2 inches compared to its 4.6-inch average.

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Accounting for the basin’s smallest stakeholders

For 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

The 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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Why Augusta’s river level shouldn’t determine Thurmond discharge

(Editor’s Note: This post, written by Savannah District Deputy District Engineer Erik Blechinger, was published in the Augusta Chronicle Feb. 9.) Over the course of several public meetings and feedback on social media there appears to be misunderstanding over what … Continue reading

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