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
12/12/2018 1am - midnight 4 or more
12/13/2018 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*
12/11/2018 6 PM 737.65 683.49 63,751
12/11/2018 7 PM 737.66 683.51 63,846
12/11/2018 8 PM 737.68 683.48 63,806
12/11/2018 9 PM 737.67 683.50 63,753
12/11/2018 10 PM 737.68 683.50 63,743
12/11/2018 11 PM 737.69 683.49 63,813
12/11/2018 midnight 737.69 683.47 63,820
12/12/2018 1 AM 737.71 683.49 63,811
12/12/2018 2 AM 737.72 683.47 63,831

Predicted Data

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Day Average Inflow* Midnight Elevation* Average Outflow*
12/12/2018 66,200 737.86 63,690
12/13/2018 58,495 737.63 63,690
12/14/2018 56,860 737.24 63,650

*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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