Lake Levels by Phone

If low-tech is more your style, no problem. You can get your lake level via telephone. Just follow the guide below.

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

  • From Knoxville, Tenn.: (865) 632-2264
  • From Chattanooga, Tenn.: (423) 751-2264
  • 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 the entire 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.

Lake Codes

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

Lake Info App

Want your lake info to go? Download the TVA Lake Info app, an easy-to-use resource for operating on and around reservoirs and dams in the TVA region. Available for iPhone and Android devices.