Watts Bar Lake Operations – February 13, 2012

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.


Watts Bar

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

Day Time Period Generators
2/13/2012 6am – midnight 4 or more
2/14/2012 midnight – 1am 4 or more

 Observed Data

Day Time
Reservoir Elevation
(behind dam)*
Tailwater Elevation
(below dam)*
Average Hourly
2/12/2012 10 pm 736.90 681.85 44,728
2/12/2012 11 pm 737.04 681.04 39,117
2/12/2012 midnight 737.10 679.83 23,641
2/13/2012 1 am 737.07 679.58 24,254
2/13/2012 2 am 737.11 679.47 24,284
2/13/2012 3 am 736.97 679.73 25,677
2/13/2012 4 am 736.83 681.46 44,103
2/13/2012 5 am 736.77 681.66 44,538

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

View data for previous 48 hours.

See the operating guide for this reservoir, including observed
elevations for last year and for the current year to date.

Predicted Data

Day Average Inflow* Midnight Elevation* Average Outflow*
2/13/2012 34,748 736.67 37,153
2/14/2012 32,055 736.57 33,780
2/15/2012 33,538 736.55 33,780

*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.

About gvenice

I have over 25 years of electrical engineering and business management experience. I previously owned and managed a multi million dollar engineering firm. My work took me all over the globe, managing the construction of manufacturing plants where I built a reputation of providing superior service, getting projects done on time and within or under budget. My dedication to the fine details and logical approach to accomplishing tasks provide a huge benefit to my Real Estate clients. After selling my business and retiring to this area, I found a new passion in the Real Estate business and I bring to this business the same level of professional skill and conduct that has made mr successful in the past. My global exposure and extensive travel are also an asset when dealing with a customer base that is located worldwide. An avid boater, I have a thourough understanding of the waterways of East Tennessee and the intricacies involved in dealing with the TVA and the Army Corps of Engineers.
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