Aquatic Weeds Treatment Schedule

The summer heat is on. That means the Tennessee Valley Authority’s aquatic plant management teams are out on the water surveying public access areas throughout the reservoir system.

TVA manages aquatic plants in developed public-access areas like boat ramps, swim beaches and courtesy piers on its reservoirs on an as-needed basis when recreational use and/or access become seriously hindered. The goal is to provide access for everyone to our reservoirs through a balanced approach to controlling nuisance aquatic plants. We do our best to preserve the positive aspects of aquatic plants, like providing fish and wildlife habitat, while attempting to negate the negative impacts, like hindering recreational use by the public.

TVA’s herbicide applications are prescribed and assigned by TVA staff based on intensive surveying and monitoring. TVA contractors then apply herbicides at the direction of TVA staff in those areas deemed in need of management. In order to better differentiate between privately contracted and TVA-directed management, TVA contractor vessels are marked with “TVA Contractor” signs and have a flashing light to indicate when an application is taking place. Following management, TVA staff then resurveys and monitors each site following treatment. (Note: Management treatment schedules are contingent upon weather conditions.)

Chickamauga Reservoir Herbicide Treatment Schedule

None at this time.

Guntersville Reservoir Herbicide Treatment Schedule

September 20 – September 24, 2021

Connors Island Area – Marshall County Park #1 Ramp and Day Use Area along Hwy 431, TVA pier

Big Spring Creek – Steele Ford Ramp and Day Use Area

Buck Island Area – Marshall County Park #1

Claysville Area – Guntersville Airport Pier

North Sauty Creek – Goosepond Marina, Goosepond Ramp and Pier, Swim Area and Amphitheater

Roseberry Creek – Sportsman’s Launch 

Nickajack Reservoir Herbicide Treatment Schedule

None at this time.

Pickwick Reservoir Herbicide Treatment Schedule

None at this time.