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Reservoir Information by Phone

For the latest information on reservoir elevations and streamflows, call TVA’s Reservoir Information Line from a touch-tone phone:

  • From Knoxville, TN: 865-632-2264
  • From Chattanooga, TN: 423-751-2264
  • From Muscle Shoals, AL: 256-386-2264
  • From all other locations: 800-238-2264 (toll-free)

Press 1 for information about a reservoir’s current elevation.

Press 2 for information about a reservoir’s predicted elevation.

Press 4 for information about a reservoir’s water-release schedule (predicted discharges).

Press 5 for information about observed discharges for the previous eight hours.

Then enter the two-digit code for the reservoir in which you are interested (see list below).

Press 3 for information about flows of water in unregulated streams; then listen for the gauge reading that interests you.

Please note: 

  • You may go directly to the information you want without listening to all the instructions. For example, if you want the Norris water-release schedule, press 4 as soon as you hear “Welcome.” Then, after a slight pause, press 17 for Norris.
  • Not all information is available for all reservoirs.
  • You may press the * key to return to the main menu or the 9 key to exit from the system without hearing the entire report.

Reservoir codes

Apalachia 22   Kentucky 33
Barkley 40   Little Bear Cr 53
Bear Creek 52   Melton Hill 43
Blue Ridge 23   Nickajack 28
Boone 03   Normandy 56
Calderwood 14   Norris 17
Cedar Creek 54   Nottely 20
Center Hill 37   Ocoee No. 1 26
Chatuge 19   Ocoee No. 2 25
Cheatham 39   Ocoee No. 3 24
Cheoah 12   Old Hickory 38
Cherokee 05   Perryville 45
Chickamauga 27   Pickwick 32
Cordell Hull 47   Santeetlah 13
Chilhowee 15   Savannah 44
Dale Hollow 35   South Holston 01
Douglas 07   Tims Ford 50
Fontana 11   Upper Bear Cr 51
Fort Loudoun 08   Watauga 02
Ft. Pat Henry 04   Watts Bar 18
Great Falls 36   Wheeler 30
Guntersville 29   Wilbur 42
Hiwassee 21   Wilson 31
Johnsonville 46   Wolf Creek 34
J Percy Priest 48      

Lake Info Mobile App

image of iPhone appDownload the TVA Lake Info app for an easy-to-use resource for operating on and around reservoirs and dams in the TVA region. App is available for iPhone and Android devices.

Find out more.


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