Lake Info News

Rain, Rain Come Our Way

Three of TVA’s reservoirs in upper East Tennessee are running behind on the spring fill; here’s what that means and why you should get out and play anyway.

Secrets Inside the Mountain

Eric Edwards is a TVA Dam Safety Engineer whose job as an inspector takes him into places that are encased in history — like an 18-foot-wide steel tube that’s shrouded by more than 8 miles of limestone.

Primitive Fish Reveal Evidence of Healthy Fishery

Each year, TVA Fisheries biologists conduct fall fisheries sampling across the Tennessee River watershed.

Please – Leave No Trace When You Camp

The weekend is coming, and you plan to spend it with friends at an inviting, dispersed-camping area on TVA Public Land.

Renewables All the Rage? We’ve Been Doing It Since 1933

Everyone is talking about renewables being the future of energy. TVA is the original green power since 1933 – using 29 power-generating dams and the pumped storage plant near Chattanooga, Tenn.

Tour the River Towns

Imagine a trail network that captures the natural beauty and unique history of the Tennessee River and its riverfront communities. A trail that puts you on the water, on a bike, hiking through the shoreline woods and stopping for a meal at the place the locals frequent.

Recycle that Christmas Tree—The Right Way

There are numerous ways to recycle your live Christmas tree, but don’t just chuck it in one of our reservoirs! There’s a right way and a wrong way to dispose of it.

Permitting Success

In the Tennessee Valley, the Section 26a permitting process serves as a vital link between TVA and property owners on the Tennessee River. Read more about the TVA staff supporting this work.

Fly Fishing’s Unlikely Following

Millennials are described as being multitaskers who are achievement-oriented. Fishing, specifically fly fishing, was partly an answer to social distancing prompted by COVID-19. The sport has seen a surge among young anglers in the Tennessee Valley.

Your Favorite Places Need Your Help

On nice days in the Tennessee Valley, individuals and families flock to TVA public lands to enjoy nature, but many of them also check the condition of their favorite place, and perhaps pick up trash, trim up branches and lend nature a helping hand. These are the volunteers of TVA’s Adopt a Spot and Adopt a Trail programs, and there’s room for you.

Summer Adventure? Check; Trash Bag? Check, Check!

Headed to the lake for some summer adventures? Remember your trash bags and gloves for the #trashtag challenge!

Trailing into Summer

In honor of National Trails Day, TVA spotlights its many miles of trails throughout the month of June.

Ocoee Whitewater Rafting Open for Recreation

COVID-19 is not throwing cold water on the 2020 Ocoee whitewater rafting season.

Creating Family Fishing Traditions on TVA Lakes

From trophies worthy of hanging on the wall to the simple joys of a bluegill on a little girl’s line, TVA lake fishing creates memories that cross generations. PLUS: 10 family-friendly destinations for fishing from the shore.

Watch for Our Mobile Aquarium

Get up close and personal with some of the fish that live in the Tennessee Valley — and learn more about TVA’s environmental stewardship mission — by visiting our mobile aquarium.

Saving Rare Beauties

The Tennessee Valley's sheer biodiversity means it includes endangered and threatened species. TVA helps care for such species in many ways. Here's an example: a rare, lovely orchid.

What Lies Beneath: “Hidden Rivers” Premieres

A TVA-sponsored nature movie goes beneath the surface of the Tennessee Valley’s waters and takes you on a close-up tour of the astonishing variety of life in the water.

Hike into the New Year

We all do it—we make a resolution vowing to improve our health habits in the new year. What better time to get started than on New Year’s Day? Here’s how to have fun and stay safe while hiking.

Fishing for Scholarships

Valley-based Bethel University broke new ground by offering scholarships for bass fishing athletes. Now it’s a collegiate fishing powerhouse.

An App for Anglers’ Advantage

Join with savvy anglers and download the TVA Lake Info app, and learn to work with the Tennessee River system’s currents. It’s an essential tool for every tackle box.