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.

Pickwick will be spilling until further notice

Generation Releases

Day Time Period Generators
12/01/2015 6pm - midnight 4 or more
12/02/2015 midnight - midnight 4 or more

Observed Data

Day Time (Eastern) Reservoir Elevation (behind dam)* Tailwater Elevation (below dam)* Average Hourly Discharge*
12/01/2015 11 am 409.95 370.05 111,352
12/01/2015 12 pm 409.97 370.10 111,371
12/01/2015 1 pm 409.93 370.41 110,933
12/01/2015 2 pm 409.90 370.76 115,151
12/01/2015 3 pm 409.89 371.17 124,790
12/01/2015 4 pm 409.94 371.31 125,303
12/01/2015 5 pm 409.96 371.43 125,416
12/01/2015 6 pm 409.97 371.52 125,702

Predicted Data

Day Average Inflow* Midnight Elevation* Average Outflow*
12/01/2015 134,863 410.29 118,805
12/02/2015 146,125 411.06 128,853
12/03/2015 141,295 411.64 128,308

*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.

Reservoir Information

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



Lake Info Mobile App

Download 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.

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