A river of possibilities
As a river scheduler, Annette Moore (shown above at Fort Loudoun Reservoir) works to get the most out of every drop of water in the Tennessee River system as she manages the multiple uses of flood control, navigation, power production, water quality, water supply, and recreation.
In 2006, the hydro system contributed 6 percent of TVA’s generation, down 4 percentage points from 2005 because of low rainfall.
TVA’s series of locks and navigation channels enabled the low-cost barge transport of more than 50 million tons of cargo, saving shippers almost $550 million over the next-cheapest alternative.
Seven watershed teams worked with partners and volunteers across the Valley to improve water quality through initiatives like the Clean Marina Program, which recognizes some 71 marinas that adhere to practices of responsible waste management and overall environmental compliance in their operations.
In 2006, members of TVA’s watershed teams, working in partnership with 3,518 volunteers, collected almost 124 tons of trash and debris from area reservoirs and streams.
I proudly accept.
Annette L. Moore
Civil Engineer, River Operations