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Public Notice

February 9, 2007

Proposed action

Dredging for boat access


Big Spring Creek, Mile 5.3, Right Bank, Tennessee River Mile 358.4, Left Bank, Guntersville Reservoir, Marshall County, Alabama


The proposed work consists of dredging approximately 12,000 cubic yards of material from Guntersville Reservoir for boat access. The main channel would be approximately 4,180 feet long and 40 feet wide with 27 lateral channels to individual lots. The lakeward extensions of the lateral channels would be 60 feet and 30 feet in width. A 100-foot buffer would be maintained between the main channel and shoreline. A 30-foot buffer would be maintained between the lateral channels and the shoreline.

The toe of the dredging would be at Elevation 587.4. Elevation 595.4 is the normal summer pool elevation for Guntersville Reservoir. The material would be removed by suction dredge and pumped to an upland containment area above Elevation 360.0 on the applicant’s property.

The dredging would allow adequate water depth to access the proposed lakefront development.

For more detailed information and drawings, see the TVA-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Joint Public Notice.

TVA is interested in receiving comments on the potential of the proposed action to affect the environment or historic properties, and would like to identify any other issues associated with this proposal. These comments will be used to help TVA reach a decision on the proposed action.

Please note that any comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and will be available for public inspection.

All written comments on this proposed action must be received by March 9, 2007, and should be directed to:

Donald Anderson, TVA
Guntersville/Tims Ford Watershed Team
3696 Alabama Hwy. 69, CAB 1A-GVA
Guntersville, AL 35976-7196
Phone: 256-571-4289
Fax: 256-571-4282

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