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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

Use the GIS Viewer Map to find individual parcels and land use allocations for TVA reservoir property. Click on the map below to view the land plan zones.

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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 Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
ChatugeLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
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, Environmental Review and Maps 
Ft. LoudounLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
Ft. Patrick HenryLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
Great FallsLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
GuntersvilleLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps
HiwasseeLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
KentuckyLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
Kingston Recovery ProjectLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
Little Bear CreekLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
Melton HillLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps
NickajackLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
NolichuckyLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
NormandyLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
NorrisLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps
NottelyLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
Ocoee 1, 2, and 3Land Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
PickwickLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps
South HolstonLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps
TellicoLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps
Tims FordLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps
Upper Bear CreekLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps
WautagaLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
Watts BarLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
WheelerLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps 
WilburLand Management Plan, Environmental Review and Maps
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.

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.