Watts Bar Lake Operations – January 21, 2012

The information below is published by the TVA on their web site, http://www.tva.gov. The lake levels continue to drop, with the lake reaching the summer pool elevation some time tomorrow. The current conditions on the lake are somewhat hazardous as debris continues to float down river. Use caution if you are going out on the lake. Some of the debris is floating just under the surface and can do significant damage to the running gear. Be careful out there!

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.

Watts Bar will be spilling until further notice

Generation Releases

Day Time Period Generators
1/21/2013 6am – midnight 4 or more
1/22/2013 midnight – 1am 4 or more


Observed Data

Day Time
Reservoir Elevation
(behind dam)*
Tailwater Elevation
(below dam)*
Average Hourly
1/20/2013 11 pm 743.07 686.95 98,290
1/20/2013 midnight 743.05 686.93 98,283
1/21/2013 1 am 743.03 686.86 98,274
1/21/2013 2 am 743.03 686.88 98,254
1/21/2013 3 am 743.02 686.90 98,254
1/21/2013 4 am 743.00 686.83 98,242
1/21/2013 5 am 742.99 686.84 98,227
1/21/2013 6 am 742.99 686.85 98,226

*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*
1/21/2013 87,100 742.34 97,345
1/22/2013 89,528 741.96 97,303
1/23/2013 88,928 741.53 97,300

*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.

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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