Contact Information

For more information about navigation on the Tennessee River, email

You can print navigation charts and obtain purchasing information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District website.

To report missing or damaged buoys, hazard markers or dayboards on recreational channels on the Tennessee River and its tributaries, please contact TVA using this online form.

Missing or damaged navigation aids marking the commercial river channel should be reported through the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center website. You can also report via phone: If you spot a problem on the river between river miles 0-205, call the Coast Guard at (731) 642-4457; if you spot a problem between river miles 206-652, call the Coast Guard at (423) 622-2101.

(If you’re not sure whether the navigation aid falls under the governance of TVA or the U.S. Coast Guard, consult our Navigation Aid Problem Report page.)

For detailed information about the operation of TVA-managed reservoirs, including water release schedules at individual dams, hourly updates on reservoir elevations and seasonal operating guidelines, go to our Lake Levels page, or call TVA at (865) 632-6065.

Phone Numbers for the Locks on the Tennessee River

Fort Loudoun Lock
(865) 986-2762

Melton Hill Lock
(865) 986-2762

Watts Bar Lock
(423) 334-3522

Chickamauga Lock
(423) 875-6230

Nickajack Lock
(423) 942-3985

Guntersville Lock
(256) 582-3263

Wheeler Lock
(256) 247-3311

Wilson Lock
(256) 764-5226

Pickwick Lock
(731) 925-2334

Kentucky Lock
(270) 362-4226

Reservoir Information

Get the most up-to-date information for the reservoirs, including today’s lake levels, predicted elevations, planned releases, reservoir operating guides, ecological health ratings, fish survey results, recreation facilities and more.



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.