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Lake Levels

Is today a good day for boating, fishing or swimming on your favorite TVA reservoir? Here’s where you can get all the data you need to plan your day on the water.

Get the most up-to-date information on each reservoir TVA manages, including today’s levels, predicted elevations, planned generation releases at the dams, reservoir operating guides, ecological health ratings, fish population survey results, recreation facilities and more.

NOTE: Information is updated throughout the day as conditions change, so check often.

Steering Clear of Dangers Near Dams

Planning to get out on the water today? Stay on the safe side by following basic water safety tips, and learning more about the hazards that can occur when boating, swimming or fishing near dams—including a guide to TVA’s dam warning systems.

Lake & Recreation News


Sunken Treasure

What’s rough, spiky and sunk under TVA reservoir waters? Engineered fish habitats, made possible by TVA and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Chock-full of Fun

Looking for the perfect spot to enjoy a dip or drop a line? Chickamauga is your place.

The Angler’s Paradise

South Holston Reservoir is a go-to fishing spot in East Tennessee – and an idyllic setting to explore the outdoors.

Gone Fishing

Kids Fish Free event introduces youth to TVA river, love of fishing.

Caribbean of the South

Outdoor adventurers flock to the clear, blue waters of Norris Reservoir.