TVA To Lower Pool Level of Melton Hill Reservoir; River Rescue Set
March 15, 2010
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority will temporarily lower the water level of Melton Hill Reservoir from Saturday, March 20, through Sunday, March 28, so property owners can repair docks, stabilize shoreline and help pick up litter.
Melton Hill’s annual River Rescue cleanup day will be held Saturday, March 27. Similar events on Fort Loudoun and Watts Bar reservoirs will be conducted on April 10.
For information about cleanup locations and where to get TVA trash bags and gloves for litter pickup or for information about private docks or shoreline stabilization, contact TVA’s Environmental Information Center at 800-882-5263.
TVA will hold the water level of Melton Hill Reservoir between elevations 790 to 792 feet above sea level until March 28, when TVA will begin raising the reservoir level to its seasonal elevation of 795 feet above sea level for summer recreation.
For real time reservoir information on the Tennessee River system and tributaries go to www.tva.gov/river/lakeinfo.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
Travis Brickey, Knoxville, (865) 632-6263
TVA News Bureau, Knoxville (865) 632-6000