Draft Environmental Assessment for Boone Project Available for Public Comment

October 28, 2015

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Tri-Cities residents have the opportunity to review and comment on a draft report on the possible environmental impacts of the proposed repair project to correct seepage in an earthen embankment at Boone Dam.

A draft of the Environmental Assessment was posted on TVA’s website www.tva.com/booneprojectea on Wednesday, October 28, and will be available for public comment until Monday, November 30.

The report details the decision-making processes TVA used to develop a proposed repair for Boone Dam, and examines the potential environmental impacts of both the current proposal as well as the other alternatives TVA considered.

Public comments can be submitted several ways:

  • On the Boone Environmental Assessment website, www.tva.com/booneprojectea,
  • Contacting Matthew Higdon, NEPA Specialist, by e-mail at mshigdon@tva.gov or in writing at 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D, Knoxville, TN 37902,
  • Attending a special public meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 2015, at Daniel Boone High School located at 1440 Suncrest Drive in Johnson City, Tenn.

Additional details about TVA’s project to repair the earthen embankment at Boone Dam can be found at the project website.  Those interested can also signup on the website for a weekly e-mail update on project status.

For more information about TVA and its 82-year mission of service to the Tennessee Valley, click here.


Mary Ellen Miller
TVA Public Relations, Boone Dam, (423) 574-8101
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000

(423) 574-8101
Gray, TN