TVA Releasing Water from Local Dams
To maintain Boone Lake levels, TVA is currently releasing water using the dam's low-level sluice gate. This creates a "rooster tail" of water and is normal. The sluice gate is being used because the two generating units are temporarily offline for maintenance.
TVA says they typically strive for a week to return to normal levels, but in this case with so much rain, it may take 1-2 weeks to return to normal.