Take advantage of lower water levels
There’s no time like the present. At least, when it comes to working on your boat dock.
It’s no surprise that many reservoir property owners pick this time of year — when the water’s down and access is easier — to make repairs to existing permitted structures or undertake new shoreline improvement projects.
But it’s important to remember that you need a TVA permit for new structures before you start hammering. A Section 26a shoreline construction permit must be obtained in order to ensure that any structures or modifications don’t conflict with TVA’s ability to carry out its mission of integrated river management — including things like flood control, navigation, land use, recreation, power generation, and water quality.
If you have questions or need assistance, contact your local TVA watershed team.