TVA will temporarily lower the water level at Parksville Reservoir/Ocoee Dam #1 about a foot per day beginning Feb. 1 to about 6 feet below the current operating elevation of about 828 feet to repair faulty gears on a dam spillway gate and allow residents to do maintenance on docks, marinas and exposed shoreline areas. TVA plans to begin refilling the lake by Feb. 10 and return to normal operating level by Feb. 17. NOTE: These plans are dependent on the weather.

Ocoee 1

Latest Operating Information
WARNING! Water release schedules can change without notice due to unanticipated weather changes or power system requirements. Large amounts of water could be discharged at any time. Use caution! Obey all posted safety regulations and precautions!  Vital safety information.
Ocoee 1 will be spilling until further notice

Generation Releases

Day Time Period Generators
3/20/2019 1am - midnight 2 or more
3/21/2019 midnight - 1am 2 or more

Observed Data

Day Time (Eastern) Reservoir Elevation (behind dam)* Tailwater Elevation (below dam)* Average Hourly Discharge*
3/20/2019 1 AM 827.46 719.05 3,935
3/20/2019 2 AM 827.55 718.15 3,146
3/20/2019 3 AM 827.64 718.16 3,147
3/20/2019 4 AM 827.72 718.17 3,165
3/20/2019 5 AM 827.79 718.27 3,184
3/20/2019 6 AM 827.83 718.97 3,862
3/20/2019 7 AM 827.85 718.97 3,858
3/20/2019 8 AM 827.87 718.97 3,867

Predicted Data

Day Average Inflow* Midnight Elevation* Average Outflow*
3/20/2019 3,825 827.88 3,387
3/21/2019 3,410 827.53 3,740
3/22/2019 3,162 828.20 2,520

*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.

More Information on Ocoee 1

Operating Guide

Recreational Releases Schedule




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