TVA Issues River Traffic Caution on Barren River Lake
December 3, 2013
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued a river traffic caution during transmission line work next week on Barren River Lake.
Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 11, TVA transmission line construction crews will be removing a retired transmission line from across the Barren River.
All watercraft operators should take extra precautions around Mile Marker 100, which is about three miles north of the Browns Ford public access area. Boaters should also watch for and heed warnings from the three security boats that will be on patrol in the area.
Work is scheduled from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST daily and could take up to two days to complete, depending on weather. The work is being performed when the lake is expected to be at winter pool, which is the lowest water level of the year.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.
NOTE: Map of the transmission line work is available for download here.
Scott Brooks, Nashville, 615-232-6141
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, 865-632-6000