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River Management

Reservoir Information

For information about a reservoir, choose the reservoir name, then click “View info.” The latest operating information for that reservoir will be displayed with links to all other available information on the right side of the page.

View reservoir information on your mobile phone.

Reservoir operating policy

Flow requirements and the volume of water in tributary reservoirs affect the operation of those reservoirs. Get current information here.

Water elevations at major cities

The Tennessee River elevations page gives information on recent and predicted water elevations at major cities and other locations along the Tennessee River.

TVA dams and power plants

Use our Tennessee Valley map to get general information about TVA facilities.


Shoreline Construction Permits

Obtaining a permit for small shoreline construction projects is now faster thanks to TVA’s new online application process. Smaller projects include shoreline stabilization and items like boat docks and piers. Learn how to apply here.

Shoreline Stabilization

Reservoir property owners can help reduce shoreline erosion through well-designed landscaping plans. Read fact sheets on shoreline stabilization and access the Native Plant Selector, an extensive database that includes information and color photos of plants suitable for specific locations such as the water’s edge.

Navigation Aids

There are many different traffic signs along the Tennessee River waterway to help boaters navigate safely. These vary depending on whether they are located along commercial navigation or secondary channels of the Tennessee River or on tributary (storage) reservoirs.

A complete listing of the navigation aids can be found on the navigation aids information page.

Navigation aids that are damaged, missing or out of place can be reported online.

River Neighbors

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Floating Houses

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TVA has initiated an environmental review of floating houses and nonnavigable houseboats mooring on TVA reservoirs.

Find out more.