Water Rising Earlier?

I have noticed that Douglas Lake seems to have risen a lot lately and was wondering if that has anything to do with the recent fishing tournaments? Also, when is the lake expected to be completely full this year?

Lake levels have been steadily rising for the last few weeks. Though is appears to coincide with the recent fishing tournaments, it actually isn’t connected. TVA has made an effort to raise the waters earlier for several seasons. This year, the lake is expected to be considered full sometime in May.

Source: K. Depew, News Director