On November 2, 2017, TVA completed an environmental assessment (EA) and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact to permit and partially fund the construction of an additional water impoundment within the Raccoon Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) along the Tennessee River in northeastern Alabama. The proposed project is a continuation of the long-term partnership between TVA and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) to manage wildlife habitat and recreation on these public lands. The proposed project would establish new habitat for wintering waterfowl and wetland species, increase associated recreational opportunities in the area, and enable ADCNR to more easily manage new areas for those species.
In accordance with Executive Order 11990, TVA has reviewed the information provided and made the determination that there is no practicable alternative to the proposed fill of 0.29 acres of wetlands to expand the existing levee. On September 26, 2017, TVA issued the Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for public comment. Comments were accepted through October 6, 2017 via mail and e-mail. No comments were received.
More information on this environmental review can be obtained from: