Reservoir Land Management Plans

TVA manages 293,000 acres of public land to protect the integrated operation of the TVA reservoir and power systems, to provide for the appropriate public use and enjoyment of the reservoir system and to promote the continuing economic development of our region. To that end, it has developed the TVA Land Policy, which helps balance these needs as well as others, including navigation and flood control.

A Blueprint for Decision Making

Whereas the Land Policy sets forth an overall strategy, the percentage of land available for each zone is established by the overarching Comprehensive Valleywide Land Plan (CVLP), and TVA’s Reservoir Land Management Plans (RLMPs) detail the tactics on a reservoir-by reservoir basis. These plans help TVA make decisions when it receives requests for the use of TVA public land. RLMPs are developed with participation by public agencies and officials as well as individuals and organizations. By providing a clear vision for how TVA will manage public land, an RLMP minimizes conflicting interests and guides decisions on land-use requests.

The RLMP planning process is a systematic method of identifying and evaluating the most suitable use of public lands under TVA's stewardship. TVA uses public input, computer analysis and information and expertise from other federal, state and local agencies to designate parcels of land by categories, or “zones.” These include:

  • Zone 1 — Non-TVA Shoreland
  • Zone 2 — Project Operations
  • Zone 3 — Sensitive Resource Management
  • Zone 4 — Natural Resource Conservation
  • Zone 5 — Industrial
  • Zone 6 — Developed Recreation
  • Zone 7 — Shoreline Access

See definitions of these zones.

The reservoir land planning process does not change the existing access rights of adjacent property owners for the use of TVA land.

Across the Valley

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Use the GIS Viewer Map to find individual parcels and land use allocations for TVA reservoir property.

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A Wealth of Information

Each individual RLMP contains a wealth of detailed information about the environment around each reservoir, as well as descriptions of each parcel of land addressed in the plans.

Links to land plans, maps and environmental reviews are below.

ApalachiaLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps  
Bear CreekLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps
 
Beaver CreekLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
Blue RidgeLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps  
BooneLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
Cedar CreekLand Management PlanEnvironmental ReviewMaps 
ChatugeLand Management Plan and Environmental ReviewMaps 
CherokeeLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
ChickamaugaLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps   
Clear CreekLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
DouglasLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
FontanaLand Management Plan and Environmental ReviewMaps 
Fort LoudounLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps   
Fort Patrick HenryLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
Great FallsLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps  
Guntersville

Land Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps

HiwasseeLand Management Plan and Environmental ReviewMaps 
KentuckyLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps   
Kingston Recovery ProjectLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps  
Little Bear CreekLand Management PlanEnvironmental ReviewMaps 
Melton HillLand Management PlanEnvironmental ReviewMapsAllocation Changes
NickajackLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps   
NolichuckyLand Management PlanEnvironmental ReviewMaps 
NormandyLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps   
NorrisLand Management PlanEnvironmental ReviewMapsAllocation Changes
NottelyLand Management Plan and Environmental ReviewMaps 
Ocoee 1, 2, and 3Land Management Plan and Environmental ReviewMaps 
PickwickLand Management Plan and Environmental ReviewMapsAllocation Changes
South HolstonLand Management PlanEnvironmental ReviewMapsAllocation Changes
TellicoLand Management PlanEnvironmental ReviewMapsAllocation Changes
Tims FordLand Management PlanEnvironmental ReviewMapsAllocation Changes
Upper Bear CreekLand Management PlanEnvironmental ReviewMaps 
WautagaLand Management PlanEnvironmental ReviewMaps 
Watts BarLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps  
WheelerLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps  
WilburLand Management PlanEnvironmental ReviewMaps 
WilsonLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 

Comprehensive Valleywide Land Plan

Comprehensive Valleywide Land Plan (CVLP) was originally set forth in TVA's Natural Resource Plan in 2011 and TVA's Board of Directors approved updates to the CVLP allocation ranges on August 23, 2017. The CVLP allocation ranges are intended to help guide decision making across the entire TVA reservoir system.

See more about the CVLP.

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More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

TVA Land Policy

TVA’s Land Policy spells out exactly how the agency manages the reservoir system and its 293,000 acres of surrounding lands to maximize public enjoyment, flood control, navigation, power production and economic growth.

Updates to the Watts Bar Reservoir Land Management Plan

TVA has issued a supplemental environmental assessment (SEA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) that considers the environmental impacts associated with proposed changes to the land use allocations on six parcels of TVA public land affecting 226 acres on Watts Bar Reservoir. Get more information.

Updates to Eight Reservoir Management Land Plans and the Comprehensive Valleywide Land Plan

The TVA Board of Directors has approved final land management plans for managing public lands on eight reservoirs in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee: Chickamauga, Fort Loudoun, Great Falls, Kentucky, Nickajack, Normandy, Wheeler and Wilson. The Board has also approved updates to the Comprehensive Valleywide Land Plan. Read more.

NEWS: Proposed Updates to the 2011 Natural Resource Plan

TVA is updating its Natural Resource Plan, which serves to guide its management of the public lands and waters within its power service area. Read more.