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Public Notice

Tennessee Valley Authority

September 15, 2006

Proposed action

Reconstruction of existing public boat ramp and jetty extension

Location

Tennessee River Mile 348.5L, Wheeler Reservoir, Marshall County, Alabama

Description

The applicant proposes to reconstruct the public ramp and jetty below Guntersville Dam at the subject location. Two concrete pads measuring 30’ x 30’ x 0.5’ would be poured in place and pushed into the water and tied together. The total amount of concrete to be placed below normal summer pool elevation 556.0’ would be 28.3 cubic yards. The existing riprap jetty would be extended into the water 25 to 30 feet, and built 4 to 6 feet higher.

Additional riprap would be placed at the end of the ramp to control deep impressions created from boat loading. Riprap would also be placed on the downstream side of the ramp to protect it from eddies created from future flooding. The total amount of riprap to be placed below normal summer pool elevation 556.0’ would be 346.5 cubic yards. For more information, see the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Notice.

TVA is interested in receiving comments on the potential of the proposed action to affect the environment or historic properties and would like to identify any other issues associated with this proposal. These comments will be used in reaching a decision on the proposal.

All written comments must be received on or before October 14, 2006, and should be directed to:

Holly Legrand
TVA Guntersville/Tims Ford Watershed Team
3696 Alabama Highway 69, CAB 1A-GVA
Guntersville, Ala. 35976-7196
Fax: 256-571-4282

E-mail: hlegrand@tva.gov

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