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Melton Hill Annual Shoreline Maintenance

Mar 15, 2021

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority will temporarily lower Melton Hill Reservoir two to four feet to help property owners with their annual spring-cleaning activities. 

From Saturday, March 20, through Saturday, March 28, TVA will hold the reservoir between 790 and 792 feet to support dock repairs, shoreline stabilization and litter pick up.

TVA will return Melton Hill to its normal winter elevation of 794 feet by April 1.

TVA reminds everyone to be flexible as the drawdown targets and dates are subject to change due to how much rain Mother Nature may bring. For safety do not leave equipment along the shoreline because water levels may rise overnight.  

If you plan on adding a dock or doing any shoreline stabilization along the reservoir, contact TVA to find out more about the necessary permits.

Information on the river system and specific reservoirs is available on TVA's Website and on TVA's free Lake Info App for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices.  

For more information about TVA and its 87-year mission of service to the Tennessee Valley, click here.


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