The Tennessee Valley Authority will temporarily lower Melton Hill Reservoir two to four feet to help property owners with their annual spring-cleaning activities, a press release said.
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, the press release said.
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,” the press release said. “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.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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