Outdoors Made Accessible

Each year millions of people enjoy the 293,000 acres of public land and 650,000 acres of water for recreation that TVA maintains. Because TVA holds dear the missions of safety and service, it has upgraded picnic sites at 24 of its reservoirs to make them universally accessible.

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Under [Barometric] Pressure

During hurricane and winter storm season, it's essential that TVA's reservoirs are drawn down enough to absorb torrential rains. During big rain events, employees in the River Forecast Center monitor conditions 24/7 to circumvent flooding.

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Let's Connect

TVA relies on the power of public input and insight to serve the Tennessee Valley— through formal interactions and informal connections. Won't you share your ideas and advice with us?

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Check Lake Levels

Stay informed with everything you need to know to enjoy time on your favorite lake, including the most up-to-date information about lake levels, releases at TVA dams, lake operating guides, precipitation, fish population survey results and more.


Part of TVA’s mission is to make life better for the people of the Tennessee Valley, and we do that through maintaining beautiful reservoirs, campgrounds, trails, whitewater streams and nearly 300,000 acres of developed and undeveloped lands for you to play on.

Get a Dock (26a) Permit

Are you building a dock, pier or other kind of shoreline construction project? Make sure you obtain the proper permit. It’s easy to apply and get your online application process started now. Plus, learn more about Section 26a and what kinds of construction the law includes.

Our Environmental Stewardship

We are committed to clean air and a clean water supply for our region, as well as historical, cultural and environmental protection. That means we take great care of our 293,000 acres of land and 11,000 miles of shoreline. Read about our highly rated projects.

Flood Reduction

From the beginning, TVA was tasked with ending devastating flooding in the Tennessee Valley, the impetus behind the series of dams the agency built to control winter rains. Learn about our River Forecast Center, understand the winter drawdown and see how floods are averted.

Reservoir Information

Get the most up-to-date information on the individual reservoirs TVA manages, including observed and predicted elevations, planned generation releases at the dams, reservoir operating guides, ecological health ratings, fish population survey results, recreation facilities and more.



Lake Info Mobile App

Download the TVA Lake Info app for an easy-to-use resource for operating on and around reservoirs and dams in the TVA region. App is available for iPhone and Android devices.

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