Savannah River Basin Drought Contingency Planning

by Joseph T. Hoke, Jr., US Army Corps of Engineers, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: National Water Conference


Beginning in 1986, and continuing through the present time, the worst drought in recent history created severe water shortage conditions over extensive areas of the southeastern United States. At the three Corps impoundments on the Savannah River, inflows were the lowest ever recorded. The Savannah River Basin Drought Contingency Plan was developed to address the operation of the Corps of Engineers multi-purpose reservoirs and their effects on the downstream portion of the river during low flow periods.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Basins | Droughts | Risk management | Water resources | Streamflow | History | Water storage | United States

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