View Full Version : Drawdown on Norris Lake...

09-21-2005, 08:24 AM
...does anyone know why the TVA has apparently begun an early drawdown on Norris Lake, TN? It's at least 6-8 ft lower than the last time I looked...

09-21-2005, 10:22 AM
This may help, say's drawdown starts in Agust.


09-21-2005, 12:01 PM
Bushrod, I think they are drawning down Tims Ford early too. I know this time last year the water was alot higher. I was catching alot of fish this time last year and they seem to be absent this year. The ones I am managing to catch are small ones.

09-21-2005, 03:49 PM
We are 12-15 ft below spring pool here an their still pullin!!!!It doesnt make alot of sense,Alot of boats runnin in the mud and worse here on the Wolf. Older guys say this is as low as they can remenber for this time of year!!!

09-21-2005, 10:34 PM
Norris is in the normal range for this time of
year according to the TVA website. Check out:


TVA has these guides for all of their lakes.

09-22-2005, 08:48 AM
It is not really early for the draw down to begin
it is scheduled to start on aug 1 but tva has
been doing a little better job holding them up
longer you also have to consider that we are
about 6-7 inches below normal on rainfall

09-22-2005, 04:39 PM
I thought since they did not bring the lakes up as soon this spring they were going to hold off on dropping the bottom out of them till a month later too? :confused:
I guess that means the ole trolling motor gets a work out getting out to the main river channel. :mad: I wish they would just FIX the ramps when they don't have any water on them. They are in awfull need of repair.