Published Mar 20, 11:17am
Lake levels were at 357ft on Monday, March 13th. They have been dropping quickly, and as of Thursday, lake levels at NewJohnsonville were just over 355ft, and TVA is predicting a fall into the 354ft range by Wednesday. Flow rates continue to be strong, with most of last week having over 100,000cfs moving through our area. Flow rates will drop off as TVA gets the lake back to winter pool of 354ft. Surface temps have been in the low to mid 50’s most of this past week. TVA usually will start raising the lake through the month of April, starting near 354ft on March 1st, and having the lake up to spring pool by April 30th. Of course, if we experience abnormal rainfall, everything might change. March is a time of unsettled weather, as old man winter dukes it out with summer, leading to some quickly changing weather. Both the Duck and Buffalo Rivers are returning to normal as of this weekend, but if we see more rainfall, expect the rivers to once again come up. The Cumberland River at Cumberland City was at 3.73ft on Friday.