Ocoee 2

Latest Operating Information

NOTICE: In support of current state and federal COVID-19 health guidelines, TVA is temporarily discontinuing recreational releases on the Ocoee River starting April 4, 2020. This action aligns with closing access to all Tennessee State Parks and temporary shutdown of developed recreation sites in Cherokee National Forest. This action also aligns with suspension of commercial whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River until at least April 18. The health and safety of employees and the public is TVA’s top priority. For the most current and accurate information on COVID-19, contact your local health officials or visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.  For information, on closures at Tennessee State Parks and National Forest recreation areas, please visit  https://tnstateparks.com/about/keeping-visitors-healthy or https://www.fs.usda.gov/.

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.
Recreational flows are cancelled UFN.

Generation Releases

Day Time Period Generators
4/9/2020 1am - midnight 2
4/10/2020 midnight - midnight 2
4/11/2020 midnight - 1am 2

Observed Data

Day Time (Eastern) Reservoir Elevation (behind dam)* Tailwater Elevation (below dam)* Average Hourly Discharge*
4/9/2020 3 PM 843.21 2,330
4/9/2020 4 PM 843.34 2,516
4/9/2020 5 PM 843.47 2,710
4/9/2020 6 PM 843.24 2,362
4/9/2020 7 PM 843.28 2,420
4/9/2020 8 PM 843.47 2,684
4/9/2020 9 PM 843.27 2,377
4/9/2020 10 PM 843.27 2,390

Predicted Data

Day Average Inflow* Midnight Elevation* Average Outflow*
4/9/2020 2,225
4/10/2020 2,250
4/11/2020 1,855

*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 2

General Overview

Recreational Releases Schedule



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