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Please note! Water release schedules often change without notice due to unanticipated changes in weather conditions and power system requirements.

Use caution near dams. A large amount of water may be discharged without warning at any time. Your safety depends on obeying all posted safety regulations and warnings. Learn more.


CAUTION—Tennessee River Mile 256.5—CAUTION

Intermittent Work July 7 - Aug. 16;  7 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT

TVA will be replacing conductor over the water in the vicinity of Wilson Dam and Port of Florence.

All watercraft should avoid the area or take extra precaution and heed warnings of TVA Police and safety patrol boats and personnel.

Safety boats will be monitoring marine channels 16 and 13 and can be contacted on those channels.

Generation Releases

Day Time Period (Central) Generators


Observed Data

Day Time
Reservoir Elevation
(behind dam)*
Tailwater Elevation
(below dam)*
Average Hourly

*Elevations are in feet above sea level. Discharges are in cubic feet
per second and are reported at the end of the hour.


View data for previous 48 hours.

See the operating guide for this reservoir, including observed
elevations for last year and for the current year to date.

Predicted Data

Day Average Inflow* Midnight Elevation* Average Outflow*

*Elevations are in feet above sea level. Flows are in cubic feet per second.


Water release schedules are updated periodically throughout the day. Next-day release schedules are usually available by 6 p.m. of the current day.

Observed water levels also are updated periodically throughout the day. Predicted water levels are updated at least once a day, by 1 p.m. Eastern time, and may be updated more frequently when conditions warrant.

More information on Wilson

Operating guide

General information

Sportfish survey results

Sportfish ratings

Ecological health ratings

Tailwater improvements

Recreation facilities

Operating information for other reservoirs


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See definitions of some of the most commonly used terms related to river operations.

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