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TVA To Lower Level of Melton Hill Reservoir for Annual Shoreline Maintenance

Mar 20, 2018

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority will temporarily lower the water level of Melton Hill Reservoir from Thursday, March 17, through Monday, March 28, to allow property owners to repair docks, stabilize shoreline and pick up litter. 

TVA will hold the water level of Melton Hill Reservoir between elevations 790 and 792 feet above sea level during this time. On March 29, TVA will begin raising the reservoir level to its normal elevation of 794 feet above sea level.

TVA will schedule a separate drawdown this fall for the annual River Rescue cleanup.

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

Information on the river system and specific reservoirs is available on TVA's Web site at and on TVA's free app for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Links to download the apps are available at

For more information about TVA and its 82-year mission of service to the Tennessee Valley, click here.


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