TVA Reservoir Operations Study

TVA has begun a comprehensive two-year study of its reservoir operations to examine the policies that guide flood control, navigation, water quality, and other aspects of river management. The purpose of the study is to determine if changes in TVA‪s reservoir system operating policies would produce greater overall public value.

TVA will conduct the study in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The process and the results will be documented in an environmental impact statement.  Technical analyses, including assessments of natural resource conditions, flood risk, water quality, and economic impacts, will also be conducted as part of the study.

Public input is a key component of this effort. TVA will hold public meetings in spring 2002 to help identify issues to address and alternatives to consider in the study. Additional meetings will be held later in the process to gather public comments on the draft environmental impact statement.

Thursday, March 21: Walker County, GA; Tupelo, MS
Saturday, March 23:  Murphy, NC; Guntersville, AL
Tuesday, April 2:  Decatur, AL; Starkville, MS
Thursday, April 4:  Paris, TN; Nashville, TN; Memphis, TN
Saturday, April 6:  Morristown, TN; Muscle Shoals, AL
Tuesday, April 9: Knox County/Loudon County Area, TN; Chattanooga, TN
Thursday, April 11: Blountville, TN; Gilbertsville, KY
Saturday, April 13: Norris, TN; Savannah, TN
Tuesday, April 16:  Blairsville, GA; Bowling Green, KY
Thursday, April 18: Bryson City, NC; Tullahoma, TN

For more information about the study, or to provide your comments at any
time, please call TVA toll-free at 888-882-7675 or log onto
Meeting times and locations will be available through the toll-free
number and website after March 1 and will be advertised in your local
newspapers closer to the meeting dates.

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