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Sachs Channel Dredging

Guntersville Reservoir, Marshall County, Alabama

On February 8, 2008, TVA issued a finding of no significant impact for the proposed dredging of boat channels in the Big Spring Creek embayment of Guntersville Reservoir. The proposed dredging would provide boat access to a lakefront subdivision being developed by Sachs Construction Company on the right bank of Big Spring Creek at mile 5.2 to 5.6. Sachs proposes to dredge about 15,065 cubic yards of material to create about 5,560 linear feet of channels. The main channel would be 4180 feet long and 40 feet wide, and there would be 23 lateral channel dredges 60 feet long and 30 feet wide extending from the main channel towards individual shoreline lots.

The dredging requires approval by TVA under Section 26a of the TVA Act and approval by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. TVA adopted an environmental assessment of the proposed dredging issued by the Corps in January 2008. TVA also assessed the impacts of the private water use facilities that lakefront property owners in the subdivision will likely request in the future. These facilities will require Section 26a permits.


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Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 110 kb)
Corps Environmental Assessment (PDF, 1 mb)
Corps Environmental Assessment Appendices (PDF, 1.3 mb)


For more information, or to receive a printed copy of the documents, contact:
Peter K. Scheffler
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Dr., WT 11D-K
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-632-8040
Fax: 865-632-3451