The lake is about at winter pool. Discharge rates are high as the basin continues to put water into the upper portion of the Tennessee. This will mean a somewhat higher than normal current and with the winter pool elevation, care should be taken in those parts of the lake where the channel has narrowed.
The information below is provided by TVA. for more information about Watts Bar Lake or the Tennessee River Valley you may wish to visit http://www.tva.gov
The video below shows the lake conditions yesterday afternoon.
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.
|2/13/2012||6am – midnight||4 or more|
|2/14/2012||midnight – 1am||4 or more|
*Elevations are in feet above sea level. Discharges are in cubic feet
per second and are reported at the end of the hour.
|Day||Average Inflow*||Midnight Elevation*||Average Outflow*|
*Elevations are in feet above sea level. Flows are in cubic feet per second.
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.