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WATeR: Your Committee for a Healthier Tellico Lake

Watch our video!

Read the presentation for the WATeR Annual Meeting held October 25 to learn more of what we do.

And read the Connection article about the meeting here.

Check out our Facebook page here!

Click here to read a Detailed Introduction to hiking on East Lake Shore Trail

News And Upcoming Events

WATeR and TVA are celebrating National Trails Day

Saturday, June 29

9:00am-10:00am: Depot

10:00am-11:30am: Hike

Click here to learn more!

WATeR Leads 2024 Lakeshore Cleanup Initiative


On March 23, 2024, over 250 volunteers from 23 community groups partnered with WATeR to collect several tons of garbage from around the reservoir. Click here to learn more.

WATeR Partners with Local Farmers to Improve Water Quality


Learn how the WATeR Committee has worked with State and Federal Agencies to control erosion and keep cattle out of Bat Creek in order to improve the water quality of Bat Creek and Tellico Lake.

Click here to view the video. 


Read The Connection article about the WATeR volunteer recognition event

Report on Algae in the Lake


Good News! Tellico Reservoir can be classified as healthy as far as algae growth and presence are concerned. The study is based on sampling in 2022 and 2023. Sampling will continue in 2024.

Read more here.

State  of the Lake Presentation May 4, 2023

Featuring T-Bart, Fishing Club, Carp Expert Biologists and WATeR


The mission of WATeR is to protect the environment of the Tellico Reservoir and its Watershed.

Protecting the lake Protects our Property.

Volunteer Committees

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The WQIC supplements the environmental monitoring of government agencies by conducting more frequent testing at many additional locations on the reservoir, and follows up with efforts to improve the quality of the water. These efforts are taken in collaboration with state and local agencies.

The Trails volunteers built the 31 mile East Lakeshore Trail, and work together with TVA and TRDA to maintain the trail for community enjoyment. 

Over 250 people from 20 different volunteer organizations band together for an annual springtime event to clean up trash from around the lakeshore.

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