Environment - Lake Levels

Lake Levels

Is today a good day for boating, fishing or swimming on your favorite TVA reservoir? Here’s where you can get all the data you need to plan your day on the water.

Visitor centers at dams remain closed. Restrooms are open with the exception of the following, which are closed for maintenance and improvements:

  • Raccoon Mountain – restroom at bottom of mountain, close to plant

Several public land gates and access roads will be closed to motorized vehicles at the following reservoirs during low winter water levels to reduce damage to roadbeds: Boone, Cherokee, Douglas, Hiwassee, Kentucky, Melton Hill, Norris, Nottely and Watts Bar. Please do not block any closed access gates as they may be needed in case of an emergency. All public dispersed sites will remain open to foot traffic at all times.

Visitors are requested to follow public health guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Executive Order 13991 while enjoying public lands.

Get the most up-to-date information on each reservoir TVA manages, including today’s levels, predicted elevations, planned generation releases at the dams, reservoir operating guides, ecological health ratings, fish population survey results, recreation facilities and more.

NOTE: Information is updated throughout the day as conditions change, so check often.

Steering Clear of Dangers Near Dams

Planning to get out on the water today? Stay on the safe side by following basic water safety tips, and learning more about the hazards that can occur when boating, swimming or fishing near dams—including a guide to TVA’s dam warning systems.