TVA Determines Preferred Land Plan for Northeastern Tributary Reservoirs
March 15, 2010
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority has published the final Environmental Impact Statement for shoreline management around seven reservoirs in upper east Tennessee and southwest Virginia.
The Northeastern Tributary Reservoirs Land Management Plan developed three options for approximately 5,000 acres of TVA-managed public lands on Beaver Creek and Clear Creek reservoirs in Virginia, and Boone, Fort Patrick Henry, South Holston, Wilbur and Watauga reservoirs in Tennessee. Each option considered project operations, sensitive resource management, natural resource conservation, industrial requirements, developed recreation and shoreline access.
The Northeastern Tributary Reservoirs Land Management Plan and preferred alternative is expected to be presented to the TVA Board of Directors for approval in June.
Printed copies of the final Environmental Impact Statement, which describes the preferred alternative and Northeastern Tributary Reservoirs Land Management Plan are available for viewing at most public libraries and courthouses in upper east Tennessee and southwest Virginia.
Detailed information including a copy of the final Environmental Impact Statement and associated maps can be found at www.tva.gov/environment/reports/ntrlmp or by calling toll-free 800-TVA-LAND.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
Travis Brickey, Knoxville, (865) 632-6263
TVA News Bureau, Knoxville (865) 632-6000