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Boone Lake Association Lake Clean-up
The Boone Lake Association (BLA) is the only citizen group responsible for conserving Boone Lake by conducting water quality testing, generating water quality reports and continual lake clean-up. As thousands use Boone Lake each year to enjoy fishing and watersports, few understand they have the members of the BLA and their decades of protection to thank for the clean and clear waters.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority is accelerating the annual drawdown of Boone Reservoir near Johnson City, Tenn., after a sink hole was discovered near the base of the earthen embankment and a small amount of water and sediment was found seeping from the river bank below the dam. “Public safety is our top priority and we are continuously monitoring the dam to ensure it is safe,” said John McCormick, TVA vice president of River Operations. “The accelerated drawdown is out of an abundance of caution. Our engineers want to be sure we understand what caused the sink hole and where the water and sediment is coming from.” Lowering the lake level will allow engineers to conduct more detailed study and investigation to determine the source of the water seepage. The sink hole, which was discovered last week, has already been repaired. The riverbank seepage was discovered Sunday. Boone Reservoir levels are expected to reach winter pool, which is approximately 1,362 feet above sea level, by Monday, Nov. 10, which is about five weeks earlier than normal. Property and marina owners with docks and boats need to take necessary precautions for the early drawdown. Additional Information on the river system and specific reservoirs is available on TVA’s website at http://www.tva.com/riverand on TVA’s free app for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Links to download the apps are available at http://www.tva.com/mobile. The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.
Located in upper East Tennessee, Boone Lake has part of both the Holston and Watauga Rivers and over 600 nearby streams in the area.
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Piney Flats, TN 37686