TVA uses its 49 dams to manage lake levels and river flows to balance the competing demands on the reservoir system. Whether it’s heavy rains or drought, TVA’s River Management Team works around the clock, managing the Tennessee River system to provide a variety of benefits, including flood control, navigation, hydroelectric generation, recreation, and water quality and supply.
Hydroelectric & non-power
Summer net capability
Kayaking, rafting and trout fishing—all activities that you can do in the tailwaters below TVA dams—are growing in popularity. Find out more about how you can “go with the flow” and get involved with these fun sports.
Developed by fishermen for fishermen, this plant-by-plant guide gives you all the information you need to understand when aquatic plants are most productive, where they grow and how to fish them.
Trout fishing is good in the Tennessee Valley, particularly in the tailwater below South Holston Dam, which can match any fishery in the nation for monster trout. Learn more about it, as well as other Valley hot spots, along with our best advice for making a big catch. Click here for trout secrets you won't soon forget.
Including the 652-mile Tennessee River
Flood Damage Averted
$1 Billion in potential flood damage prevented in fiscal year 2020 Despite 150% of normal rainfall
Using 10 billion gallons in the Valley every day
Managed by TVA
Moved by the Tennessee River pear year in shipping costs
in the Tennessee Valley