Whether it’s from the stroke of a paddle, the cast of a fishing line or a refreshing plunge – you can make a splash in one of the many lakes, quarries, rivers or creeks.
Warning: If you like fishing and paddling on TVA-managed reservoirs, please be aware of the possible hazards surrounding dams. A large amount of water can be discharged through a dam without warning at any time. For example, when the demand for electricity is high, the turbines that generate electricity at a dam may start automatically, resulting in a significant increase in the flow of water within only a matter of seconds. Similarly, river operations for flood control can create rapidly rising water in otherwise shallow riverbeds, especially below tributary dams, which are usually located in steep terrain. Visit TVA’s Hazardous Water site to familiarize yourself with the warning signals and the danger zones surrounding the dams.