Barging In

Wondering what the safest, cleanest and most economical mode of industrial transportation is? It's the barge—and the waters of the Tennessee River provide safe passage for billions of dollars of goods each year.

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Shade Your Stream

Mowing up to the shoreline? You should reconsider. Allowing trees and other vegetation to grow along shorelines helps maintain water temperatures, prevents erosion and supports aquatic life.

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Take a Hike!

Check out our new and improved hiking page for more details than ever about TVA trails, including length, difficulty, amenities, history, driving instruction, topographical maps and better descriptions than ever.

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Environment

Check Lake Levels

Stay informed with everything you need to know to enjoy time on your favorite lake, including the most up-to-date information about lake levels, releases at TVA dams, lake operating guides, precipitation, fish population survey results and more.

Recreation

Part of TVA’s mission is to make life better for the people of the Tennessee Valley, and we do that through maintaining beautiful reservoirs, campgrounds, trails, whitewater streams and nearly 300,000 acres of developed and undeveloped lands for you to play on.

Get a Dock (26a) Permit

Are you building a dock, pier or other kind of shoreline construction project? Make sure you obtain the proper permit. It’s easy to apply and get your online application process started now. Plus, learn more about Section 26a and what kinds of construction the law includes.

Our Environmental Stewardship

We are committed to clean air and a clean water supply for our region, as well as historical, cultural and environmental protection. That means we take great care of our 293,000 acres of land and 11,000 miles of shoreline. Read about our highly rated projects.

Environmental Policy

TVA’s overarching Environmental Policy is to produce clean, reliable and affordable power, support sustainable economic growth in the Tennessee Valley and promote proactive environmental sustainability in a balanced and ecologically sound manner.

Managing the Tennessee River for Multiple Benefits

Though the system of dams on the Tennessee River was originally designed primarily for flood control and power production, today it is managed for multiple benefits.

Reservoir Information

Get the most up-to-date information on the individual reservoirs TVA manages, including observed and predicted elevations, planned generation releases at the dams, reservoir operating guides, ecological health ratings, fish population survey results, recreation facilities and more.

 

 

Lake Info App

Want your lake info to go? Download the TVA Lake Info app, an easy-to-use resource for operating on and around reservoirs and dams in the TVA region. Available for iPhone and Android devices.

 

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