TVA recreation areas, trails and undeveloped lands are open year-round with the exception of the following, which are currently closed for maintenance and improvements:

  • Melton Hill Dam Reservation – portion of the left bank tailwater parking lot
  • The boat ramp and parking lot at the Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Facility are closed until mid-May 2022.

Visitor centers at dams remain closed. Restrooms are open with the exception of the following, which are currently closed for maintenance and improvements:

  • Raccoon Mountain – restroom at bottom of mountain, close to plant

TVA will be opening several of its dispersed recreational area gates and access roads that were closed to motorized vehicles during the winter for the 2022 recreation season. TVA is looking to reopen all areas in April; however, some gates may remain closed until summer reservoir levels are reached to protect resources.

Please do not block any closed access gates as they may be needed in case of an emergency. All public informal sites will remain open to foot traffic at all times.

Visitors are requested to follow public health guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Executive Order 13991 while enjoying public lands.

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.

This project is owned and operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). For more information, please visit their website.