The Tennessee Valley Authority will temporarily lower the water level of Melton Hill Reservoir from Sunday, March 24, through Sunday, April 7, to allow property owners to repair docks, stabilize shoreline, and pick up litter, a press release said.
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 press release said. The exact rate of the drawdown will depend on weather conditions and may vary with rainfall amounts. Melton Hill will be returned to its normal winter elevation of 794 feet by April 7.
“As in the past, the drawdown targets and dates are subject to change due to weather constraints,” the press release said. “Recent heavy rains could result in greater than usual debris and erosion in some areas.”
You can learn more about handling debris and erosion at https://www.tva.gov/Newsroom/After-the-Flood.
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.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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