Lake Hartwell, one of the bigger lakes that make up the border between Georgia and South Carolina, is now at its lowest elevation ever. The current lake level is 639.58 which shattered the previous record low of 642.4 feet set during the drought of 1981.
I saw something odd that surfaced in middle of the lake near Clemson a few weeks ago. It is the original bridge crossing for the Seneca river. It has not been seen since the lake was filled in the mid 1950s.
(Photo Credit:Anderson Independent Newspaper, photo by Nathan Gray)
By some media accounts there is only 300 days of storage of water left before the main water authority (which supplies my water, yikes) runs out of water based on their intake elevation. This could be a more personal watercrunch blog in the coming year. I hope not.