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Breakers of Swan Bay

Henry County, Tennessee

On August 28, 2006, TVA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact and adopted an Environmental Assessment prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the proposed Breakers of Swan Bay development. Approval of the associated realty actions is pending before the TVA Board of Directors.

Proposed action

Barry McIntosh has purchased an existing marina on Kentucky Reservoir and is proposing extensive upgrades. The proposal includes an increase in the size of harbor limits, the addition of three floating boat docks and a floating office and fuel dock, the elevation of an existing submerged roadbed to serve as a breakwater and pedestrian walkway, and the addition of new marina slips. These actions require approval under Section 26a of the TVA Act.

In addition, McIntosh requested a license to an area of TVA property for access to the breakwater, and a deed modification over 0.91 acre to allow fill for residential development. TVA proposes to abandon the right to flood, the right to erect and maintain navigation aids, and the right to approve structures on the 0.91-acre tract of land. As part of new marina construction, approximately 30,000 cubic yards of material would be dredged for a boat access channel. The project is located north of the U.S. 79 bridge in a cove at Tennessee River Mile 64.8, left bank, facing downriver.

Because the project also required permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the proposal was announced to the public through Joint Public Notice 06-31, dated March 13, 2006. The Corps issued an Environmental Assessment of the proposal and a Finding of No Significant impact on June 30, 2006.


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Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 101 kb)

USACE Environmental Assessment (PDF, 3.2 mb)


For more information, or to receive a printed copy of the documents, please contact:

Harold M. Draper
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 W. Summit Hill Dr., WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902




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