The Mountaintop Marvel

Scorned at the outset as a scheme worthy of Rube Goldberg, TVA’s pumped-storage generating plant inside Raccoon Mountain became one of the engineering wonders of the Tennessee Valley.

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Fire on the Water

Want to take in one of the largest fireworks displays in the southeastern United States? Point your prow toward Norris Lake on July 1 and prepare to be bedazzled!

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Shooting for Good Health

TVA’s only physician deals with illnesses and injuries, yes, but also focuses on wellness initiatives, such as stress relief. To unwind, she blows off stress shooting sporting clays.

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The Unified Development of the Tennessee River plan stressed TVA was to provide flood control, navigation and electricity for the region. TVAs dams are tangible evidence of its primary mission: improving life in the Tennessee Valley. We’re celebrating the 80th anniversary of the plan with a yearlong look at 26 dams it inspired.