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General Reservoir Regulations

Statewide regulations apply for any species not mentioned under each listed reservoir section.

Water Release Schedules For Dams

Water release schedules of TVA and US Army Corps of Engineers dams and observed lake elevations of TVA impoundments can be determined by calling the following number:

1-800-238-2264 •

For lake information on US Army Corps of Engineers impoundments, call:

J. Percy Priest Lake – 615-883-2351

Old Hickory Lake – 615-824-7766

Cordell Hull Lake – 615-735-1050

Center Hill Lake – 931-858-4366

Dale Hollow Lake – 931-243-3408

Lake Barkley – 270-362-8430

Cheatham Lake – 615-883-2351



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Nashville, TN 37204

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