The astonishing world of nature and its many species is getting more connected around the globe – and you can be part of it. Learn how to join the fun.
Stay informed with everything you need to know to enjoy time on your favorite lake, including the most up-to-date information about lake levels, releases at TVA dams, lake operating guides, precipitation, fish population survey results and more.
Part of TVA’s mission is to make life better for the people of the Tennessee Valley, and we do that through maintaining beautiful reservoirs, campgrounds, trails, whitewater streams and 293,000 acres of developed and undeveloped lands for you to play on.
Shoreline Construction (26a) Permits
Are you building a dock, pier or other kind of shoreline construction project? Make sure you obtain the proper permit. It’s easy to get your online application process started now. Plus, learn more about Section 26a and what kinds of construction the law includes.
We are committed to clean air and a clean water supply for our region, as well as historical, cultural and environmental protection. That means we take great care of our 293,000 acres of land and 11,000 miles of shoreline.
TVA’s overarching Environmental Policy is to produce increasingly clean, reliable and affordable power, support sustainable economic growth in the Tennessee Valley and promote proactive environmental sustainability in a balanced and ecologically sound manner.
Managing the Tennessee River for Multiple Benefits
Though the system of dams in the Tennessee Valley was originally designed primarily for navigation, flood control and power production, today it is managed for additional benefits including water supply, water quality and recreation.