- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Water levels in the upper Savannah River basin have slipped into drought levels.

The Augusta Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1LXZ2LU ) that above-average rainfall in August gave a boost to three reservoir lakes in the region. But it was not enough to make up for past shortfalls.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thurmond Lake received 6½ inches of rainfall in August. Lakes Russell and Hartwell received 6 inches and 5.3 inches.

All three lakes entered drought level on Aug. 30 when the pool elevation at Thurmond Lake dipped to 325 feet above sea level. Officials plan to limit water discharges from the Thurmond Dam.

___

Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , https://www.augustachronicle.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide