Revisions to the Tellico Reservoir Land Management Plan

TVA proposes to revise the 2000 Tellico Reservoir Land Management Plan (RLMP) by reviewing all existing allocations of TVA land in order to respond to new issues and changes in conditions and circumstances. TVA proposes to change the allocation of approximately 2,144 acres of the 12,787 acres (16.8 percent) of public lands managed by TVA on Tellico Reservoir in Blount, Loudon and Monroe counties in east Tennessee. TVA previously approved a land plan for Tellico Reservoir in June of 2000. 

TVA intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) addressing the environmental impacts of the proposed revision to the RLMP. The proposed revisions to the RLMP are the result of TVA’s initial review of the suitable uses of parcels and will be considered as an Action Alternative in the EA.

View the current Tellico RLMP, including the environmental review, land plan, and maps.

View the proposed revisions to the Tellico RLMP.

TVA invites the public to review the proposed allocation changes during the scoping period and to submit comments, questions or suggestions on the proposal. Additional Action Alternative(s) may be developed based on public input submitted to TVA during the scoping period. TVA is also interested in receiving comments on the proposals’ potential to affect the environmental resources and historic properties on Tellico Reservoir. Please note that any comments received, including names and addresses will become part of the administrative record and will be available for public inspection.

Written comments may be submitted online, emailed to landplans@tva.gov or mailed to the address below and must be received on or before March 28, 2021.

TVA is providing two opportunities for the public to learn more about this planning effort.  Due to restrictions associate with the current pandemic, TVA will provide a virtual public meeting to the public beginning February 11, 2021. A live webinar will be held on February 25, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET.  Registration is required to attend the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the website.  Questions can be submitted during the webinar or can be submitted to landplans@tva.gov.

For more information about reservoir lands planning, please contact:

Lesley M. Webb
Senior Specialist
Tennessee Valley Authority
2835-A East Wood Street
Paris, Tennessee 38242
lmwhite@tva.gov

Related Documents:

Tellico Reservoir Management FAQ

Tellico Recreation Easement FAQ

Tellico Proposed Map Panels 1-5

Tellico Major Allocation Changes

Tellico Minor Allocation Changes

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
mshigdon@tva.gov
865-632-8051
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902