Sinking Creek Water Intake
On January 11, 2006, TVA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact to adopt an U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Environmental Assessment (EA) for a new water intake proposed by the First Utility District (FUD) of Knox County, Tennessee. FUD proposes to construct a new raw water intake facility with riprap at their existing water treatment plant site on the Sinking Creek Embayment of Fort Loudoun Reservoir. The intake line is designed for a capacity of 36 million gallons per day (MGD), however, based on FUD’s projected peak day demand in 2020, TVA would limit the level of water withdrawal to 26.9 MGD. Once the new intake is fully operational, the existing intakes will be used only as necessary to meet daily demands. Under the preferred alternative, TVA proposes to adopt the USACE EA and approve the water intake and riprap under Section 26a of the TVA Act.
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Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 4.3 mb)
To obtain a printed copy of the document, contact:
Richard L. Toennisson