The rain is falling and the water is rising!
When showing lake property in the winter I have been asked by many a out of state buyer, “Why is the water levels so low?” It is for this reason, all the spring rains! This year the spring rains are starting early. Today in the area we have seen creeks rising & roads closed because of flooding from all of the rain. All of that water will flow down into the lake and the lake levels will quickly rise.
Today TVA lake level is 1004.98 but by midnight of the 26th the predicted level is 1010.89.
This was posted today on the TVA Facebook page, “Another round of heavy rainfall has moved through portions of the Tennessee River Valley, dumping more water on already saturated ground. Rainfall over the last 7-day is about 370% of normal. We are storing large volumes of water in the tributary reservoir system, and lake levels will rise. Norris Lake is expected to rise about 11-12 feet above normal winter pool. All nine dams on the Tennessee River are now spilling excess water. River flows have increased as we manage large volumes of water.”
During times like these it is critical to keep a close eye on your boat docks!
*note – photo used is from the Union Co Sheriff’s Facebook page.