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TVA To Lower Level of Melton Hill Reservoir for Annual Cleanup Day

March 15, 2012

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority will temporarily lower the water level of Melton Hill Reservoir from Friday, March 23, through Monday, April 2, to allow property owners to repair docks, stabilize shoreline and help pick up litter.  The Annual Melton Hill River Rescue cleanup day will be held Saturday, March 31.

For information about cleanup locations on TVA reservoirs, and where to get 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 and 792 feet above sea level starting March 23 through April 2, when TVA will begin raising the reservoir level to its seasonal elevation of 795 feet above sea level for summer recreation.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for business customers and distribution utilities that serve 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.

Media Contact

Travis Brickey, Knoxville, (865) 632-6263
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000

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