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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

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Day Time Period Generators
6/20/2018 1am - noon 2
6/20/2018 noon - 9pm 4 or more
6/20/2018 9pm - midnight 2
6/21/2018 midnight - 1am 2

Observed Data

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Day Time (Eastern) Reservoir Elevation (behind dam)* Tailwater Elevation (below dam)* Average Hourly Discharge*
6/18/2018 6 AM 740.67 682.00 4,934
6/18/2018 7 AM 740.72 681.81 4,961
6/18/2018 8 AM 740.73 681.94 4,945
6/18/2018 9 AM 740.66 682.02 4,916
6/18/2018 10 AM 740.61 682.02 4,941
6/18/2018 11 AM 740.55 682.09 5,023
6/18/2018 noon 740.49 682.31 10,180
6/18/2018 1 PM 740.49 682.49 19,861
6/18/2018 2 PM 740.42 682.89 21,912
6/18/2018 3 PM 740.48 683.23 37,475
6/18/2018 4 PM 740.55 683.25 37,585
6/18/2018 5 PM 740.53 683.30 37,634
6/18/2018 6 PM 740.55 683.30 37,688
6/18/2018 7 PM 740.58 683.27 37,688
6/18/2018 8 PM 740.54 683.29 37,669
6/18/2018 9 PM 740.63 682.46 30,878
6/18/2018 10 PM 740.64 682.35 20,033
6/18/2018 11 PM 740.67 681.70 8,430
6/18/2018 midnight 740.71 681.76 4,967
6/19/2018 1 AM 740.73 681.89 4,957
6/19/2018 2 AM 740.73 682.27 9,357
6/19/2018 3 AM 740.71 682.38 10,056
6/19/2018 4 AM 740.62 682.48 10,039
6/19/2018 5 AM 740.56 682.29 10,048
6/19/2018 6 AM 740.60 682.09 10,028
6/19/2018 7 AM 740.63 682.00 10,072
6/19/2018 8 AM 740.64 682.00 10,088
6/19/2018 9 AM 740.66 682.13 10,073
6/19/2018 10 AM 740.63 682.27 10,030
6/19/2018 11 AM 740.54 682.50 12,873
6/19/2018 noon 740.50 682.56 15,070
6/19/2018 1 PM 740.49 682.69 19,830
6/19/2018 2 PM 740.57 682.61 19,967
6/19/2018 3 PM 740.51 683.34 22,127
6/19/2018 4 PM 740.46 684.10 46,999
6/19/2018 5 PM 740.51 684.18 47,282
6/19/2018 6 PM 740.47 684.32 47,366
6/19/2018 7 PM 740.44 684.38 47,487
6/19/2018 8 PM 740.61 682.78 28,413
6/19/2018 9 PM 740.64 682.24 15,200
6/19/2018 10 PM 740.62 681.76 10,289
6/19/2018 11 PM 740.64 681.82 10,094
6/19/2018 midnight 740.61 682.04 10,037
6/20/2018 1 AM 740.63 682.22 10,018
6/20/2018 2 AM 740.71 682.49 9,949
6/20/2018 3 AM 740.72 682.48 10,011
6/20/2018 4 AM 740.66 682.29 9,996
6/20/2018 5 AM 740.61 682.13 10,021

Predicted Data

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Day Average Inflow* Midnight Elevation* Average Outflow*
6/20/2018 18,868 740.61 19,428
6/21/2018 20,800 740.71 19,100
6/22/2018 19,748 740.75 19,100

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

Notes:

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.

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