Tag Archives: Thurmond Lake

Looking back is looking up

ShareAfter toiling diligently for the past two plus years, it seems the Savannah River Basin has finally freed itself from the drought that began in 2016.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like … 2015

ShareIf you’ve been following the weather lately (or in practical terms, have begrudgingly just stopped putting away your umbrella), you’ve noticed the uptick in precipitation in the past two months. While the rainy season for the Savannah River Basin is … 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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One soggy summer

ShareEvery day as I pack up to go home I remind myself: This is not normal.

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Thurmond opens registration for National Public Lands Day

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – Thurmond Lake is seeking individual and group volunteers for its annual cleanup campaign on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29, 2018.

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Climatologists: Spring & summer could be warmer, drier than average

ShareExperts from the Southeastern River Forecast Center released their Water Resources Outlook this week and it doesn’t exactly paint a rosy picture for the Savannah River Basin this summer.

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The good, the bad, and the possible

ShareLake lovers got their Valentine’s Day gift last week from Mother Nature as Lake Hartwell pushed past its February rainfall average and the Savannah River Basin finally entered Drought Level 1.

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Cones are a Corps cash cow

ShareThere’s a saying that money doesn’t grow on trees, but foresters at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Forestry Resources Office at Fort Stewart, Georgia, may beg to differ. They generate thousands of dollars every year from something that grows … Continue reading

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Year-end rainfall wrap-up

ShareAs 2017 came to a close, the Savannah River Basin seemed much like folks looking back at the year that was: It definitely has been worse, but still could have been better.

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No tricks, October rainfall was a treat

ShareThough not normally known as a rainy month, October brought some much-needed precipitation to the basin. Hartwell and Russell registered 7.7 and 5.7 inches compared to their 4.1- and 3.2-inch averages, respectively.

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