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US Army Corps of Engineers: TVA FIELD STUDY WATTS BAR LOCK TENNESSEE RIVER MILE 529.3

US Army Corps of Engineers: TVA FIELD STUDY WATTS BAR LOCK TENNESSEE RIVER MILE 529.3 TVA is planning on performing a field study starting 2 September 2020 at 1500 and ending 3 September 2020 at 1000 and will have tire floats (with flashing lights) deployed across the entire river at the old Watts Bar Fossil …

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Coast Guard Seeking Survey Participants to Improve Aids to Navigation (ATON) Policy in Shallow Draft Waterways

Coast Guard Seeking Survey Participants to Improve Aids to Navigation (ATON) Policy in Shallow Draft Waterways The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a survey of waterway users that operate in navigable waterways less than 12 feet deep, (categorized as Shallow Draft Waterways) seeking feedback on how to improve the Aids to Navigation (ATON) system. The …

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NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS LRN 20-23 INTERMITTENT CLOSURES WATTS BAR LOCK TENNESSEE RIVER MILE 529.9

NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS LRN 20-23 INTERMITTENT CLOSURES WATTS BAR LOCK TENNESSEE RIVER MILE 529.9 Due to scheduled diving and maintenance operations to lock components and mooring cells at Watts Bar Lock, the lock will be undergoing a series of intermittent closures beginning 27 July 2020 and ending 30 July 2020. On Monday, 27 July, …

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TVA ISSUES WATERCRAFT OPERATOR ALERT FOR WATTS BAR LAKE NEAR SPRING CITY

The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued a caution for boating Tuesday, June 16, 2020 to Thursday, June 18, 2020. The alert is for transmission line work on the Tennessee River at Watts Bar Lake near Spring City. Crews will be working at four locations off the main river channel northwest of Watts Bar Dam between …

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NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS Mar 10 – 19

INTERMITTENT CLOSURES WATTS BAR LOCK TRM 529.9 Due to scheduled repairs on the lower river wall armor plating at Watts Bar Lock, there will be a series of intermittent closures to the lock 10-19 March, 2020 between the hours of 0700-1730. The impact to commercial traffic is expected to be minimal. Read more.

County takes aim at invasive fish species

by Reed John The Rhea County Commission approved a resolution on Tuesday, asking that the state government take further measurers to stop an invasive species of fish — Asian carp — that could destroy local ecosystems and in turn hamper efforts to draw fishing tournaments to Rhea County. At Tuesday’s commission meeting, Rhea County resident …

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Contact Lists

Contact Lists for Government and Media Thanks to the WBEFC (Watts Bar Ecology and Fishery Council). They have provided our citizens and communities with three handy government and media contact lists which can be easily viewed and printed at the links below. Links for these pages have also been added to the contact tab at …

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TVA Seeking Public Comment On Watts Bar Fossil Environmental Investigation Plan

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public comment on a proposed Environmental Investigation Plan for coal combustion residuals at its former Watts Bar Fossil Plant near Spring City, Tennessee. TVA is developing the plan and seeking public comment following direction from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation regarding coal …

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