Tag Archives: Thurmond Lake

Boat ramp rodeo

We’ve been fielding a lot of calls and direct messages regarding our boat ramps recently. Here’s the scoop – the current list is accurate as of Friday, April 3 at noon, HOWEVER, things can change rapidly. We will do our … Continue reading

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The fix is in for the water manager’s page

We truly appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we’ve been diligently working through the IT issues associated with our water manager’s page. After more than a few hiccups, we’re happy to report the page is up and our lakes are … Continue reading

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Ditch the rumors: No need to open spillway gates (yet)

Despite rising water level at Hartwell and Russell reservoirs, enough storage area remains to delay opening the spillway gates – rumors notwithstanding.

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Rolling into 2020 like … a storm

If the first two weeks are any indication, 2020 is going to be a banner year for the Savannah River Basin.

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Demystifying DL1

Not normally known as wet month for the Savannah River Basin, November did its best to solidify its reputation as an underachiever. All three sub-basins fell short of their averages, with Hartwell registering 3.2 inches, nearly an inch and a … Continue reading

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Permit fee increases suspended pending national review

SAVANNAH, Ga. – We are delaying the implementation of fee increases for shoreline permits in the South Atlantic region while Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducts a national review of the shoreline management program fees. The South Atlantic region will … Continue reading

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Rainfall? September had anything but

Pfffft! (That’s the sound I made while spitting out my coffee as I noticed September’s rainfall tally for the Savannah River Basin. Coincidentally, that’s how I imagined Mother Nature produced the rainfall that misted the basin last month.) Misted might … Continue reading

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Upper Savannah reservoirs enter Drought Level 1

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declared the first drought level Tuesday in response to the pool elevation at J. Strom Thurmond Lake dipping below 326.0 feet above mean sea level (ft-msl). Entering … Continue reading

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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.

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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?)

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