As spring approaches lake Hartwell's water levels are looking more and more promising thanks to some much needed rain and snow this winter. Now the lake is only about 8ft down which is a major improvement from seven months ago.
Why is there more water in the lake now you ask? We can thank lake Thurmond for the increase in water at Hartwell. You ask "how can that be Thurmond is below Hartwell?" The water from Lake Thurmond was not being released because it had reached it's maximum campacity for water release. The the snow and sping rains came and lake Thurmond had entirely to much water. So at this time most of the water being released downstream is from Thurmond which is allowing Hartwell to rise.
Also members of the 660 group have enlisted the help of Georgia congressmen Paul Broun from Athens GA to assist with helping to keep lake Hartwell full. Congressmen Broun met with Major General Temple of the Army Corps of Engineers Regarding Savannah River Basin Issues.
Broun said "I talked with both of them about management of the entire Savannah River basin," Mr. Broun said, adding he hopes a better plan can be devised that gives more consideration to human needs, rather than the needs of fish." from more information on the meeting click here.
Hopefully progress is being made so that the visitors, and residence of lake Hartwell will not live in fear of loosing lake levels again. subscribe to my blog.