Below is a link to the interim study 2.  


This study is important because the recommendation may have a significant impact on drought contingency aspects of the Corps' water management plan.  If we're lucky, we may get more water in Lake Hartwell, higher value of generated electricity, and other benefits along with no negative impacts compared to the current plan. 
Title:  Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Study, GA & SC Interim Study 2, Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment  For the Drought Contingency Plan Update

‚Äč

http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/Portals/61/docs/Savannah%20River%20Basin%20Comprehensive%20Study%20GA%20and%20SC%20Interim%20Study%202%20EA%20and%20Draft%20Finding%20of%20No%20Significant%20Impact%20FONSI.pdf?ver=2017-06-12-143800-793

Don't worry:  The report is a whole lot of words on 128 pages, but you don't have to read it all!  Suggested - read the executive summary on page i, skim through the contents on pages ii - vi, read description of alternative 2 on pages 48 - 49, (consider alt 4 on pages 54 - 55), read the tentatively selected plan on page 110, and recommendations on page 116.


Want more:  The report contains a HUGE amount of information, history, details on the alternatives studied, evaluation of alternatives, comparison of alternatives (especially page 106 - 107), and more.  You are encouraged to read, or at least skim for meaning, as much as you can.

Personally, I rather like alternative 4.  I'm an advocate of the KISS (keep it simple, stupid) principle and alt 4 is simple to understand and implement.  It appears to have nearly all the benefit while taking faster action to address the effect of drought.  Exception is trivially less electricity generated (and I'm curious about that - in time all water entering the system is discharged and in general a fuller lake generates more electricity).  Maybe changing level 1 to the same shape as level 1 in alt 2 would further improve.


Terry Chenoweth, Executive Board Member Hart County Property Owners' Association