Watts Bar

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.

Watts Bar will be spilling until further notice.

Generation Releases

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Day Time Period Generators
11/20/2018 1am - midnight 4 or more
11/21/2018 midnight - 1am 4 or more

Observed Data

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Day Time (Eastern) Reservoir Elevation (behind dam)* Tailwater Elevation (below dam)* Average Hourly Discharge*
11/19/2018 11 PM 739.63 683.05 62,729
11/19/2018 midnight 739.62 683.03 62,730
11/20/2018 1 AM 739.58 682.99 62,702
11/20/2018 2 AM 739.58 682.98 62,712
11/20/2018 3 AM 739.55 682.97 62,709
11/20/2018 4 AM 739.50 682.96 62,654
11/20/2018 5 AM 739.49 682.96 62,615
11/20/2018 6 AM 739.50 682.92 62,611
11/20/2018 7 AM 739.48 682.90 62,638

Predicted Data

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Day Average Inflow* Midnight Elevation* Average Outflow*
11/20/2018 54,823 739.12 62,810
11/21/2018 51,108 738.61 60,150
11/22/2018 52,408 738.37 56,800

*Elevations are in feet above sea level. Discharges are in cubic feet per second and are reported at the end of the hour.

Notes:

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.

 

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