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.

Generation Releases

Day Time Period Generators
12/08/2016 midnight - midnight 4 or more

Observed Data

Day Time (Eastern) Reservoir Elevation (behind dam)* Tailwater Elevation (below dam)* Average Hourly Discharge*
12/08/2016 5 am 355.01 302.34 45,397
12/08/2016 6 am 354.96 302.16 45,312
12/08/2016 7 am 354.95 302.18 45,201
12/08/2016 8 am 354.94 302.23 45,105
12/08/2016 9 am 354.90 302.26 44,965
12/08/2016 10 am 354.83 302.06 41,845
12/08/2016 11 am 354.87 301.98 44,819
12/08/2016 12 pm 354.90 301.92 44,704

Predicted Data

Day Average Inflow* Midnight Elevation* Average Outflow*
12/08/2016 45,210 354.87 44,655
12/09/2016 33,895 354.86 36,000
12/10/2016 28,033 355.00 25,000

*Elevations are in feet above sea level. Flows are in cubic feet per second.


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.

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 for easy-to-use resource for operating on and around reservoirs and dams in the TVA region. Available for iPhone and Android devices.