April showers surpassing average for month; lake levels rise, too

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 11:37 AM
Last updated Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 11:41 AM
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With more than 15 days still ahead, April rainfall totals have already eclipsed the statistical average for the month, according to the National Weather Service.

As of Monday night, 3.97 inches had been recorded at Augusta Regional Airport. That figure is 1.03 inches above the average April rainfall of 2.94 inches.

By comparison, just 2.19 inches fell during April 2008; and 2.59 inches was recorded in April 2007.

The bountiful rainfall follows an equally wet March, during which 4.38 inches fell in Augusta.

The cumulative effect of so much spring rain has been positive for the Savannah River and also for Thurmond Lake, where water levels last fall had fallen to 16 feet below normal.

Early today, Thurmond's pool had risen to 326 feet above sea level, its highest point since June 29, 2007, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.

The normal full pool is 330 feet above sea level.

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themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 04/14/09 - 12:18 pm
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April showers bring

April showers bring Mayflowers.( a liitle play on words in regard to te lake!)Let it rain. We'll build an ark if we have to.

potaters
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potaters 04/14/09 - 12:23 pm
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And Mayflowers bring

And Mayflowers bring pilgrims....LOL

Mr. Thackeray
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Mr. Thackeray 04/14/09 - 01:19 pm
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And what kind of music do the

And what kind of music do the pilgrims dance to?.........Plymouth Rock! ;)

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Little Lamb 04/14/09 - 01:32 pm
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Do you think it might be okay

Do you think it might be okay for the Corps to shut the gates at Thurmond Dam?

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