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Land-Use Decisions

Pending Decisions

Proposed Deed Modification on Watts Bar Reservoir for Great Escapes Campground

TVA is considering a deed modification request from Great Escapes LLC over approximately 10.9 acres on Watts Bar Reservoir at Tennessee River Mile 584.1 (left bank) (35.761551, -84.383935) in Loudon County, Tennessee.

Proposed Deed Modifications and Section 26a Permit on Chickamauga Reservoir

TVA is considering a deed modification request from William Thomas over approximately 8.15 acres on Chickamauga Reservoir.

Proposed Easement and Section 26a Permit for the Expansion of an Existing Commercial Marina on Norris Reservoir

TVA is considering a request from Sequoyah Marina, LLC, to grant a 30-year commercial recreation easement over approximately 5.82 acres on Norris Reservoir at Clinch River Mile 83.8 (left bank), in Anderson County, Tennessee.

Proposed Easement on Chatuge Reservoir for Chatuge Woods Campground

TVA is considering a request from Towns County (GA) to grant a 30-year public recreation easement over approximately 35.30 acres on Chatuge Reservoir at Hiwassee River Mile 123.9 (left bank), in Towns County, Georgia.

Proposed Easement on Chickamauga Reservoir for the Cherokee Memorial Park at Historic Blythe Ferry

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year public easement over approximately 28.6 acres on Chickamauga Reservoir at Tennessee River Mile 499.52 (left bank), in Meigs County, Tennessee.

Proposed Easement on Guntersville Reservoir for Northshore Campground

TVA is considering a request from South Sauty Creek Resort, Inc. (SSCR) to grant a 30-year commercial recreation easement over approximately 39.73 acres on Guntersville Reservoir at South Sauty Creek Mile 1.5 (right bank) (34.523710, -86.098001), in Jackson County, Alabama.

Proposed Easement on Guntersville Reservoir for the Alabama Department of Transportation

TVA is considering a request to grant a permanent easement over approximately 30.49 acres on Guntersville Reservoir at Tennessee River Mile 385.0 (left bank), in Jackson County, Alabama.

Proposed Easement on Watts Bar Reservoir for Riley Creek Campground

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year public recreation easement over approximately 70.2 acres on Watts Bar Reservoir at Tennessee River Mile 570 (left bank) (35.829278, -87.526158), in Roane County, Tennessee.

Proposed Permanent Easement on Chickamauga Reservoir for the City of Chattanooga

The City of Chattanooga has requested a permanent easement on Chickamauga Reservoir to allow the construction of a law enforcement training center.

Proposed Permanent Easement Request on Fontana Reservoir

TVA is considering a request for a permanent easement over approximately 5.3 acres (35°25’18”N, 83°27’38”W) on Fontana Reservoir at Little Tennessee River Mile 11.6 (left bank), in Swain County, North Carolina.

Proposed Public Recreation Easement on Pin Oak Reservoir

TVA is considering a request for a public recreation easement over approximately 1,752 acres on Pin Oak Reservoir at Brown Creek, in Henderson County, Tennessee.

Proposed Recreation Easement and Road Easement on Great Falls Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a 40-year public and commercial recreation easement over 367 acres at Rock Island State Park, currently under a license agreement, on Great Falls Reservoir at the confluence of Caney Fork River and Collins River in Warren and White Counties, Tennessee.

Proposed Section 26a Permit for a Modification to Painter Creek Marina on South Holston Reservoir

TVA is considering a Section 26a application request from Painter Creek Marina to install additional boat slips and a 7.41 acre expansion to existing harbor limits.

Proposed Section 26a Permit for a Modifications to an Existing Commercial Marina on Nottely Reservoir

TVA is considering a Section 26a application request from North Georgia Watersports, LLC to expand their marina infrastructure and expand their harbor limits.

Proposed Section 26a Permit for a New Campground on Douglas Reservoir

TVA is considering a Section 26a application request from Jason and Trena Messer to construct a campground and community water use facility.

Proposed Section 26a Permit for a New Marina on Nickajack Reservoir

TVA is considering a request by West End Property, LLC for a Section 26a permit for a new commercial marina and associated harbor on Nickajack Reservoir.

Proposed Section 26a Permit for a New Marina on Nickajack Reservoir – Bean Bowl, LLC

TVA is considering a Section 26a application request from Bean Bowl, LLC for a new commercial marina and associated harbor on Nickajack Reservoir.

Proposed Section 26a Permit for Modifications to Gator Point Marina on Douglas Reservoir

TVA is considering a Section 26a permit application from Gator Point Enterprises, LLC, to install additional boat slips and reconfigure the harbor limits at Gator Point Marina.

Proposed Section 26a Permit for Modifications to Jays Dock on Boone Reservoir

TVA is considering a Section 26a permit application from Jay’s Dock to construct infrastructure to support sewage disposal for approved and existing facilities

Proposed Section 26a Permit for Modifications to Smoky Mountain Lakeside Resort and Marina on Douglas Reservoir

TVA is considering a Section 26a application request from Smoky Mountain Lakeside Resort and Marina to install additional boat slips and a 5.46-acre expansion of the existing harbor limits.

Recent Decisions

Commercial Recreation Easement

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year commercial recreation easement over approximately 9 acres on Norris Reservoir at Hunting Creek Mile 1.2 (left bank) in Union County, Tenn.

Commercial Recreation Easement on Guntersville Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year commercial recreation easement over about 33 acres and to establish harbor limits on Guntersville Reservoir at Honeycomb Creek Mile 1.6 (right bank) in Marshall County, Ala.

Deed Modification and Permanent Easement Request on Kentucky Reservoir

TVA is considering a request for deed modification over approximately 1.7 acres and a permanent easement over approximately 7.9 acres on Kentucky Reservoir in Benton County, Tennessee to widen State Route-1.

Deed Modification on Chickamauga Reservoir for Southeastern Green Works, LLC

TVA is considering a request for a deed modification over approximately 82.1 acres on Chickamauga Reservoir at Sewee Creek Mile 2.0 (left bank) (35°34’35” N, 84°47’11” W), in Meigs County, Tennessee.

Deed Modification on Kentucky Reservoir for Carol Mascolo

TVA is considering a request for deed modification over approximately 50 acres on Kentucky Reservoir

Easement on Pickwick Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year easement over approximately 2 acres of land on Pickwick Reservoir at Spring Creek Mile 0.4 (right bank) in Colbert County, Alabama.

Gas Pipeline Easement on Fort Loudoun Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a permanent easement over approximately 2 acres on Fort Loudoun Reservoir at Tennessee River, Knob Creek Mile 637.6 (left and right bank) in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Gas Pipeline Easement on Guntersville Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a permanent easement over approximately 3.2 acres on Guntersville Reservoir at Tennessee River Mile 405.75 (left and right bank) in Jackson County, Alabama.

Joint Public Notice US Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority for Commercial Recreation Development on Tellico Reservoir

TVA and the US Army Corps of Engineers is interested in receiving comments on the proposed action’s potential to affect the environment or historic properties, and to identify any other issues associated with this request.

Permanent Easement Request on Fort Loudoun Reservoir for the Tennessee Department of Transportation

TVA is considering a request for a permanent easement over approximately 2.9 acres (35°51’60” N 83°57’34” W) on Fort Loudoun Reservoir at Little River Mile 4.0 L, in Blount County, Tennessee.

Proposed Boat Dock on the French Broad River

TVA is considering a request for a Section 26a permit to construct a 400-square foot boat dock at French Broad River mile 28.2 (left bank) in Sevier County, Tennessee.

Proposed Commercial Recreation Easement on Chatuge Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year commercial recreation easement over approximately 2.5 acres at Dukes-Ridges Resort and Marina on Chatuge Reservoir.

Proposed Commercial Recreation Easement on Chickamauga Reservoir for Sale Creek Campground

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year recreation easement over approximately 35 acres at Sale Creek Campground, currently under a lease agreement, on Chickamauga Reservoir

Proposed Commercial Recreation Easement on Fontana Reservoir

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is seeking proposals from qualified candidates or companies to develop, operate, and maintain Fontana Village Resort.

Proposed Commercial Recreation Easement on Watauga Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a 30-year commercial recreation easement over 7.3 acres at Watauga Lake Shore Resort

Proposed Commercial Recreation License on Norris Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a commercial recreation license over 2.2 acres (water-based for harbor limits to consist of wet slips only) located at Launch Lane of Deerfield Cove

Proposed Commercial Recreation License on Norris Reservoir

TVA is considering a request to grant a commercial recreation license over 11.1 acres (water-based for harbor limits for wet slips only) at Deerfield Resort

Proposed Commercial Recreation License on Pickwick Reservoir

TVA is considering a request for a new commercial recreation license and Section 26a permit to operate commercial recreation facilities at Cypress Shores Campground on Pickwick Reservoir

Proposed Deed Modification on Chickamauga Reservoir

TVA is considering a request for a deed modification over approximately 26.8 acres of land on Chickamauga Reservoir at Hiwassee River Mile 16.4 (left bank), in Bradley County, Tennessee.

Proposed Deed Modification on Melton Hill Reservoir for Aspire Foundation

TVA is considering a request to grant a deed modification over approximately 1.52 acres on Melton Hill Reservoir at Clinch River Mile 61.9 in Anderson County, Tennessee.

Review process

TVA is the steward of 293,000 acres of public land, which it manages by carefully balancing public needs and agency goals. Land use requests from the public or private sectors can be submitted to any of TVA's Regional Offices. Major requests, when they’re in accord with TVA’s integrated resource management mission, will be submitted to the TVA Board for approval. The watershed offices can handle minor requests.

TVA’s rulings are governed by the National Environmental Policy Act, which requires that decisions take into account the proposed actions’ environmental impact and their effect on cultural and historical properties and artifacts.

Go to Environmental Reviews for information on environmental impact statements and assessments, and other related documents.