Senator’s Representatives Visit Boone Dam

SEPTEMBER 8, 2017—Legislative staffers from Senator Lamar Alexander’s office recently paid a visit to Boone Dam to get a first-hand look at the progress being made to repair the earthen embankment. Project Manager Sam Vinson shared details of the project with local field representative, Lana Moore, and Washington, D.C.-based aides, Kayla McMurry and Anna Newton. The guests viewed the upstream berm construction as well as the instruments and drills on top of the dam.

The staffers relayed community questions and concerns, including the growth of vegetation. Vinson explained how landowners can manage the vegetation on their property as well as the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s recommendation to keep the vegetation for future fish habitat when the lake returns to normal levels.

 The Senator’s representatives expressed that the site visit helped them better understand the project for when constituents ask questions about Boone Dam.

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Guests from Sen. Lamar Alexander’s office viewed upstream berm construction from a safe spot near the pavilion with Boone project manager Sam Vinson and TVA government relations director Bert Robinson.