Friday, July 05, 2013

The Dam News

I was invited to be a guest speaker on a radio show to talk about the dammed lake and their upcoming dam tests.  They asked me to write up my dam announcement for their approval first. So here are my dam notes. 

Dammed Lake Hartwell which was 15 feel below full pond last summer, is now over a foot and a half into dammed flood storage. Next Wednesday the Dam Corps will test the dam flood gates for the first time since 2010 when they ran the last dam test.

During the dam test, dam spillway gates will open one to two feet to allow dam safety and dam experts a chance to evaluate their dam readiness in dam accordance with the Dam Corps of Engineers’ Dam Safety Program.

The dam test will lower dammed water levels at the dammed Lake Hartwell about three inches, a slight damn drop considering the dammed lake was nearly a foot-and-a-half into dammed flood storage at 661.41 on Wednesday. Full dammed pool is 660 feet above sea level. Dammed flood stage is 665 feet, according to the Dam Corps.

At the Hartwell Dam, dam visitors can observe the dam test from the fishing pier below the dam on the Georgia side of the river. Dam parking is limited and dam rangers will direct  dam traffic and dam parking.

For more dam information, just  contact the dam Corps or the dam engineers or the dam rangers or a dammed lake volunteer such as yours truly.

I hope you dam enthusiasts enjoyed my dam news. 


  1. Way,way,way,way way,way,way,way,way,to many dam's.

  2. Congratulations on your radio spot - that's quite an honor. Have a great weekend! :-)

  3. I dam understand now :))))) Give Monkey a hug for me.

    The Troutman

  4. Dammed if they do, damned if they don't.

  5. I think you did a dam good job of the dam news.


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