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TVA To Lower Level of Melton Hill Reservoir for Annual Cleanup Day

March 12, 2014

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority will temporarily lower the water level of Melton Hill Reservoir for 10 days, from March 21-31, to allow property owners to repair docks, stabilize shoreline and help pick up litter. The annual Melton Hill River Rescue cleanup day will be held Saturday, March 29.

For information about cleanup locations on TVA reservoirs, where to get trash bags and gloves for litter pickup, and information about private docks and shoreline stabilization, contact TVA’s Environmental Information Center at 800-882-5263.

TVA will hold the water level of Melton Hill Reservoir between elevations 790 and 792 feet above sea level starting March 21 through March 31, when TVA will begin raising the reservoir level to its normal elevation of 794 feet above sea level.

Information on the river system and specific reservoirs is available on TVA's website at and on TVA's free app for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Links to download the apps are available at

The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.

Media Contact

Travis Brickey, Knoxville, 865-632-6263
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, 865-632-6000



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