Watts Bar Lake Operations – October 1st, 2012

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!

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
10/01/2012 6am – 10pm 4 or more
10/01/2012 10pm – midnight 1
10/02/2012 midnight – 1am 1

Observed Data

Day Time
Reservoir Elevation
(behind dam)*
Tailwater Elevation
(below dam)*
Average Hourly
9/30/2012 11 pm 740.61 680.70 6,631
9/30/2012 midnight 740.54 680.74 6,646
10/01/2012 1 am 740.46 680.64 6,656
10/01/2012 2 am 740.40 681.13 6,656
10/01/2012 3 am 740.38 681.49 6,731
10/01/2012 4 am 740.47 681.42 6,746
10/01/2012 5 am 740.39 681.27 6,759
10/01/2012 6 am 740.34 681.18 7,118

*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*
10/01/2012 23,318 740.53 20,898
10/02/2012 22,115 740.68 19,320
10/03/2012 21,308 740.78 19,320

*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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