Trigger Level  Time of Year  Drought Response 
1 Jan 1 - Dec 31  IF BR index >10%, Target 4200 cfs (weekly average) release at Thurmond Dam 
IF BR index <10%,  Target 4000 cfs (weekly average) release at Thurmond Dam 
2 Feb 1 - Oct 31  IF BR index >10%,  Target 4000 cfs (weekly average) release at Thurmond Dam 
IF BR index <10%,  Target 3800 cfs (daily  average) release at Thurmond Dam 
Nov 1 - Jan 31  Target 3600 cfs (daily  average) release at Thurmond Dam 
3 Feb 1 - Oct 31  Target 3800 cfs (daily  average) release at Thurmond Dam 
Nov 1 - Jan 31  Target 3100 cfs (daily  average) release at Thurmond Dam 
(Feb 1 – Feb 28 
w/NMFS approval) 
4 Feb 1 - Oct 31  Target 3600 cfs (daily  average) release at Thurmond Dam 
Nov 1 - Jan 31  Target 3100 cfs (daily average) release at Thurmond Dam 
(Feb 1 – Feb 28 
w/NMFS approval) 
There will be a 2 week delay in reducing flows from the normal unrestricted releases at Thurmond to the level 1 drought flow restriction levels.
This 2 week delay is mitigation for possible Harbor impacts implemented as part of the Storage Balance Agreement with the Duke Projects.
BR index refers to the relative percentile of the 28 day average flow for the Broad River Gage (02192000) at Bell, GA.
http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/new/index.php?m=pa28d&r=ga&w=map