Outlined Below is the latest operating information and lake levels for Watts Bar Lake. If you will be boating out on the lake be aware that there is a lot of debris floating as a result of the recent rise in the water level and this can cause collision hazards. I am aware of one cruiser who struck a submerged object that did damage at least to his prop and perhaps more. Use caution!
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.
|10/01/2012||6am – 10pm||4 or more|
|10/01/2012||10pm – midnight||1|
|10/02/2012||midnight – 1am||1|
*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.