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 is preparing 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 in the EA.

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

View the proposed revisions to the Tellico RLMP.

In January 2021, TVA notified the public of the plan revision and published the initial allocation changes under consideration for public review and comment.  During this scoping period, TVA received several dozen comments on the proposed changes and their potential to affect the environmental resources on Tellico Reservoir. TVA has prepared a Scoping Report that summarizes the proposed RLMP revision and the comments received during the scoping period. The public comments are appended to the report. 

TVA is reviewing the comments and information submitted by the public and will revise its draft RLMP proposal as needed. TVA plans to release the draft RLMP and EA for public review and comment in Autumn 2021.  

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

Related Documents:

Tellico RLMP Revision - Scoping Report (2021)

Tellico Reservoir Management FAQ

Tellico Recreation Easement FAQ

Tellico Proposed Map Panels 1-5

Tellico Major Allocation Changes

Tellico Minor Allocation Changes


More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902