Wildflower Walks
TVA and Norris Dam State Park are offering guided wildflower walks on Saturday, March 25 and Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET at the River Bluff Small Wild Area located along the Clinch River west of Norris Dam. The walks are free and require no reservation.

The trail is a moderately difficult, 3.4-mile loop and is known for a spectacular array of spring wildflowers, including yellow trout lilies, celandine poppies, bloodroot, spring beauties and toothwort.

Hikes will be held rain or shine, and participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather.

• 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

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.