The Tennessee Valley Authority will temporarily lower the water level of Melton Hill Reservoir from Saturday, March 24, through Saturday, April 7, to allow property owners to repair docks, stabilize shoreline, and pick up litter.
The reservoir’s water level will be held between 790 and 792 feet above sea level—about two to four feet below its current level—during this period. The exact rate of the drawdown will depend on weather conditions and may vary with rainfall amounts, a press release said.
Melton Hill will be returned to its normal winter elevation of 794 feet beginning on April 8.
The shoreline maintenance is an annual event.
If you plan on adding a dock or doing any shoreline stabilization along a TVA reservoir, find out more about the necessary permits here: https://www.tva.com/Environment/Shoreline-Construction.
Information on the river system and specific reservoirs is available on TVA’s website at www.tva.com/Environment/Lake-Levels and on TVA’s free app for the iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. Links to download the apps are available at www.tva.com/Environment/Lake-Levels/TVA-Lake-Info-App.