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Thread: Hiwassee Flow Travel Time

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009

    Default Hiwassee Flow Travel Time

    Hello gang. I'm new here and new to fly fishing. I'm finding this to be a great resource for how-to info. Thanks for all your wisdom and sharing.

    I have a question: When they discharge at Appalachia dam, how long does it take water to travel to Big Bend parking area? Childers Creek parking area?

    Thanks again for the info.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Knoxville, TN


    The water on two generators will come up at Big Bend approximately an hour after they begin at the powerhouse. It should be downa t Childers Creek in another half an hour or so after that.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006


    One thing to keep in mind. The TVA usually ramps the water on the HI, meaning they turn on one turbine for one hour, then follow it with the second turbine.

    The second turbine will catch the one turbine flows at Big Bend in about an hour. Reliance/Childers is about two hours.

    Now all this changes if it's just the low water pulse your looking at. In that case add about 30 minutes or so to the numbers and you'll have your flow times.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2006

    Default flow chart

    Here's the flow chart from another site.
    My posts are worthless without pictures

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