Watts Bar Dam Operations – November 19, 2012

Below is the latest information published by TVA regarding the operating conditions of the Watts Bar Dam. The water levels have been lowered and there is still more to go. You should use caution in the coves and tributaries as water levels may make the approach a little more difficult.

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
11/19/2012 6am – 8am 4 or more
11/19/2012 8am – 7pm 3
11/19/2012 7pm – midnight 4 or more
11/20/2012 midnight – 1am 4 or more


Observed Data

Day Time
Reservoir Elevation
(behind dam)*
Tailwater Elevation
(below dam)*
Average Hourly
11/18/2012 11 pm 738.61 679.83 27,217
11/18/2012 midnight 738.58 679.79 27,261
11/19/2012 1 am 738.52 679.82 27,270
11/19/2012 2 am 738.50 679.79 27,258
11/19/2012 3 am 738.38 680.99 29,316
11/19/2012 4 am 738.33 681.48 45,265
11/19/2012 5 am 738.29 681.67 45,528
11/19/2012 6 am 738.20 681.79 45,753

*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*
11/19/2012 28,608 738.38 31,148
11/20/2012 28,860 738.26 31,000
11/21/2012 29,135 738.14 31,300

*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.

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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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