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.

Pickwick will be spilling until further notice.

Generation Releases

Day Time Period Generators
11/18/2017 midnight - midnight 4 or more
11/19/2017 midnight - midnight 4 or more

Observed Data

Day Time (Eastern) Reservoir Elevation (behind dam)* Tailwater Elevation (below dam)* Average Hourly Discharge*
11/18/2017 11 AM 410.71 360.96 50,306
11/18/2017 noon 410.75 361.04 50,480
11/18/2017 1 PM 410.82 360.97 50,121
11/18/2017 2 PM 410.81 360.93 50,026
11/18/2017 3 PM 410.81 360.94 50,306
11/18/2017 4 PM 410.79 360.91 50,235
11/18/2017 5 PM 410.53 361.03 50,269
11/18/2017 6 PM 410.27 361.08 50,124
11/18/2017 7 PM 410.31 361.21 50,946

Predicted Data

Day Average Inflow* Midnight Elevation* Average Outflow*
11/18/2017 55,133 410.86 49,710
11/19/2017 48,328 410.82 49,710
11/20/2017 49,990 410.73 52,000

*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.

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.



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