The Tennessee Valley Authority’s plan is to release as much water as possible before more rain sets in early next week.
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Campgrounds and visitor centers operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority have closed for winter and will reopen in the spring.
Summer temperatures are on the rise, but that doesn't mean your electric bill has to go up, according to the Tennessee Valley Authority, which offers tips to keep your AC running and your bill under control.
James Everett, manager of TVA’s River Forecast Center, said TVA’s ability “to capture floods at our large tributary dams” – places like South Holston and Watauga – kept damage from happening.
BLOUNTVILLE – The Tri-Cities Airport Authority announced on Monday it has been awarded a $1.69 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Economic Development Fund to further the development of Aerospace Park, the airport’s aviation-related economic development project.
‘We want to protect Kingsport. Our goal is to build as much flood storage as we can in South Holston and Watauga.” — James Everett, TVA’s manager of its River Forecast Center in Knoxville.
“Basically the idea is you take care of your own customers first,” AEP Appalachian Power spokesman John Shepelwich pointed out. “When you have a storm like that, adjacent utilities are going to be hit equally hard and have the same issues.”
The Tennessee Valley Authority presented Kingsport with a $3,000 contribution on Tuesday, money that would go toward the design work of establishing a new floating stage along the Holston River.
Just as it did in the Mel Gibson movie “The River” that was filmed there 35 years ago, the Holston River is claiming real estate at Laurel Run Park at an alarming rate.
That 40 acres is located in the far southeast corner of the Phipps Bend Industrial Park near between the skeleton of the old TVA nuclear plant cooling tower and the Holston River.
The Tennessee Valley Authority reports the dam repair project should be completed by 2022 with a total estimated cost of $450 million. Workers recently started new phases of construction and are preparing for building a diaphragm wall to prevent erosion of the earthen berm.
A long term repair plan announced by TVA in late July 2015 — with an estimated completion time of five to seven years and a price tag of $200 million to $300 million.
A longterm repair plan announced by TVA in late July of last year has an estimated completion time of five to seven years and a price tag of $200 million to $300 million.
A sinkhole occurred in a non-public parking area on the downstream side of Boone Dam in October 2014. It was filled. Shortly afterward sediment-filled seepage was discovered on the riverbank downstream of the dam.