3 TVA Lakes Have Low Water Levels

3 TVA Lakes Have Low Water Levels

CREATED May 8, 2014

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) - As the summer recreation season nears, Tennessee Valley Authority officials are warning boaters of lower-than-normal water levels at three lakes in East Tennessee.

TVA officials told media that a lack of rainfall has caused the situation, which is affecting the Norris, Cherokee and South Holston reservoirs.

The lower water level means boaters could face potential hazards such as sandbars, exposed banks and shallow areas.

Officials said they are still hoping for more rain this spring that would add to the lake levels.

TVA's summer recreation season typically runs from June 1 through Labor Day.

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