Contact Information

For more information about navigation on the Tennessee River, email tvainfo@tva.com.

You can print navigation charts and obtain purchasing information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District website.

To report missing or damaged buoys, hazard markers or dayboards on recreational channels on the Tennessee River and its tributaries, please contact TVA using this online form.

Missing or damaged navigation aids marking the commercial river channel should be reported through the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center website. You can also report via phone: If you spot a problem on the river between river miles 0-205, call the Coast Guard at 731-642-4457; if you spot a problem between river miles 206-652, call the Coast Guard at 423-622-2101.

(If you’re not sure whether the navigation aid falls under the governance of TVA or the U.S. Coast Guard, consult our Navigation Aid Problem Report.)

For detailed information about the operation of TVA-managed reservoirs, including water release schedules at individual dams, hourly updates on reservoir elevations and seasonal operating guidelines, go to our Lake Levels page, or call TVA at 865-632-6065.

Phone Numbers for the Locks on the Tennessee River

Fort Loudoun Lock
865-986-2762

Melton Hill Lock
865-986-2762

Watts Bar Lock
423-334-3522

Chickamauga Lock
423-875-6230

Nickajack Lock
423-942-3985

Guntersville Lock
256-582-3263

Wheeler Lock
256-247-3311

Wilson Lock
256-764-5226

Pickwick Lock
731-925-2334

Kentucky Lock
270-362-4226

Lake Info App

Lake Info Splash Screen

Want your lake info to go? Download the TVA Lake Info app, an easy-to-use resource for operating on and around reservoirs and dams in the TVA region. Available for iPhone and Android devices.