Lake Levels by Phone

If low-tech is more your style, no problem. You can get your lake level via telephone. Just follow the guide below.

For the latest information on reservoir elevations and streamflows, call TVA’s Reservoir Information Line from a touch-tone phone:

  • From Knoxville, Tenn.: 865-632-2264
  • From Chattanooga, Tenn.: 423-751-2264
  • From all other locations: 800-238-2264 (toll-free)

Press 1 for information about a reservoir’s current elevation.

Press 2 for information about a reservoir’s predicted elevation.

Press 4 for information about a reservoir’s water-release schedule (predicted discharges).

Press 5 for information about observed discharges for the previous eight hours.

Then enter the two-digit code for the reservoir in which you are interested (see the entire list below).

 
Or

Press 3 for information about flows of water in unregulated streams; then listen for the gauge reading that interests you.

Please note: 

  • You may go directly to the information you want without listening to all the instructions. For example, if you want the Norris water-release schedule, press 4 as soon as you hear “Welcome.” Then, after a slight pause, press 17 for Norris.
  • Not all information is available for all reservoirs.
  • You may press the * key to return to the main menu or the 9 key to exit from the system without hearing the entire report.

Lake Codes

Apalachia22
Barkley40
Bear Creek52
Blue Ridge23
Boone03
Calderwood14
Cedar Creek54
Center Hill37
Chatuge19
Cheatham39
Cheoah12
Cherokee05
Chickamauga27
Cordell Hull47
Chilhowee15
Dale Hollow35
Douglas07
Fontana11
Fort Loudoun08
Fort Patrick Henry04
Great Falls36
Guntersville29
Hiwassee21
Johnsonville46
J Percy Priest48
Kentucky33
Little Bear Creek53
Melton Hill43
Nickajack28
Normandy56
Norris17
Nottely20
Ocoee No. 126
Ocoee No. 225
Ocoee No. 324
Old Hickory38
Perryville45
Pickwick32
Santeetlah13
Savannah44
South Holston01
Tims Ford50
Upper Bear Creek51
Watauga02
Watts Bar18
Wheeler30
Wilbur42
Wilson31
Wolf Creek34