• Left bank tailwater parking lot at Melton Hill Dam
• The South Holston visitor area atop the dam will be closed for an operations project until further notice
• Some dispersed recreational area gates and access roads – do not block closed gates

Due to the replacement of a turbine in Unit 1 at Melton Hill Dam, one of the day-use parking areas on the Dam Reservation will be closed to the public until November 2021. This will allow space for workers and materials.

Latest Operating Information

WARNING! Water release schedules can change without notice due to unanticipated weather changes or power system requirements. Large amounts of water could be discharged at any time. Use caution! Obey all posted safety regulations and precautions! Vital safety information.

Generation Releases

Observed Data

Predicted Data

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


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.