Caution — Indian Creek at Center Hill Lake on Friday, June 30 at 9 a.m. until work is completed for TVA transmission line work

TVA Police and safety patrol boats will monitor marine channels 13, 16 and 81. One lane of Highway 96 near Center Hill Dam will be closed and all traffic stopped while removing wire over the roadway.

Center Hill

Latest Operating Information

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.

Center Hill orifice gate will discharge 250 cfs until further notice.

Generation Releases

Day Time Period Generators
6/22/2017 midnight - 5am 0
6/22/2017 5am - 11pm 1
6/22/2017 11pm - midnight 0
6/23/2017 midnight - 6am 0
6/23/2017 6am - midnight 1

Observed Data

Day Time (Eastern) Reservoir Elevation (behind dam)* Tailwater Elevation (below dam)* Average Hourly Discharge*
6/22/2017 4 PM 632.85 483.05 3,670
6/22/2017 5 PM 632.83 483.03 3,670
6/22/2017 6 PM 632.82 483.02 3,670
6/22/2017 7 PM 632.82 483.02 3,670
6/22/2017 8 PM 632.80 483.10 3,680
6/22/2017 9 PM 632.80 483.10 3,680
6/22/2017 10 PM 632.77 483.07 3,680
6/22/2017 11 PM 632.77 483.07 3,680
6/22/2017 midnight 632.77 478.97 250

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


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.

This project is owned and operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). For more information, please visit their web site.

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