Marina suffering from extreme lake levels

POSTED: 5:56 PM Jul 11 2013   UPDATED: 1:39 PM Jul 11 2013
BUTLER, Tenn. -

Wednesday's rain didn't do anything to help the high waters of Watauga Lake.

Right now the lake is at 1,966.5 feet, just six inches down from its record-breaking level set earlier this week.

At Cove Ridge Marina in Butler, Tennessee, employees told News 5 they had to cut off their electricity on the water for safety reasons last week.  

Days later, that's putting a damper on business. "In fuel sales we do [lose business], and of course we operate a grill here. So without any power, it's shut down, too," said Wayne Proffitt, a marina employee.

TVA officials told News 5 they are continuing to use of both generating turbines and a system called 'sluicing' to lower the lake.