The Ocoee No. 1 warning system, scheduled to begin operating Sept. 13, includes signs, warning horns and strobe lights to alert the public to water discharges through the dam that will cause a rapid rise in water levels.
“The horns and strobe lights will be automatically activated prior to water level changes as a safety warning to the public,” said John McCormick TVA senior vice president of River Operations.
“When the horns and strobe lights are activated, anglers and the public should quickly move to safe areas.”
The warning system will activate two minutes before the hydroelectric plant begins generating power.
For more information about avoiding the dangers surrounding dams, locks, and powerhouses visit the website http://www.tva.com/river/hazwater/.