TVA spills water over Norris Dam

TVA spills water over Norris Dam

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An onlooker takes a photo of the spilling water. An onlooker takes a photo of the spilling water.

LAKE CITY (WATE) - Onlookers took in an unusual sight at Norris Dam Thursday.

TVA began spilling water at Norris Dam near Lake City.

River operations officials said Norris Lake was two feet above normal summer levels and five feet above the normal level for this time of year due to extra rainfall.

A TVA spokeswoman said the agency decided to spill the water in order to create more storage space for the water above the dam, should the area continue to see rain in the forecast.

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