Tag Archives: Thurmond

Comp Study ends: Water quality, other concerns, leave drought plan unchanged

Officials here ended the second interim of the Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Study due to inadequate analysis, a lack of full partnership concurrence on the recommendation and insufficient funding. As we drafted the report we expected to recommend “Alternative 2,” … Continue reading

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Corps recreation areas closing nationwide

In order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Corps of Engineers is implementing restrictions on campsite and day-use area availability nationwide. The restrictions apply to Hartwell, Richard. B Russell and J. Strom Thurmond reservoir projects in the … Continue reading

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Corps of Engineers: Savannah River to exceed channel capacity within hours

Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expect the Savannah River below Thurmond Dam to exceed channel capacity by this evening due to recent rainfall causing a significant increase in local inflow. In other words, the Savannah River below … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Why Irma rainfall had marginal effects on levels: inflows remain below average

Many basin stakeholders have expressed interest in why reservoir levels didn’t respond better to the Hurricane Irma rainfall received on Sept. 11 and 12.

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New Mobile App! Lake information now in your pocket

Search no further than your pocket (or purse) to access real-time data on reservoir levels, rainfall, outflows, forecasts and other useful information on our lake projects and the Savannah River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District announces the … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The “balance” of flood control

Many stakeholders have expressed an interest in why the Hartwell and Thurmond reservoirs have been out of balance over the last couple months. The answer lies in our flood control operations. Our Corporate Communications Officer Russell Wicke explains the process … Continue reading

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