Reservoir Land Management Plans (RLMPs) effectively guide land use approvals, private water use facility permitting, and resource management decisions on TVA-managed public land.
Clear Creek Reservoir is one of seven tributary reservoirs included in the Northeastern Tributary RLMP project, which was approved by the TVA Board of Directors in June 2010.
Clear Creek Dam and reservoir are adjacent to Beaver Creek and provide flood protection and recreation for the Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia, area. Clear Creek Dam is located at Clear Creek mile 2.8, and the reservoir is situated in Washington County in the southwestern corner of Virginia and extends 0.6 of a mile upstream from the dam.
Clear Creek features a public golf course that unfolds around the scenic reservoir. The fishing docks at the reservoir are accessible via the golf course fairway.
The scope of the Clear Creek RLMP is 14.0 acres of the 4,932 total acres of TVA public land in the Northeastern Tributary RLMP. The Clear Creek RLMP contains a regional overview, information about the environment around the reservoir and descriptions of each parcel of land. Clear Creek Reservoir property is comprised of one parcel, which is assigned a single land use allocation zone. Descriptions of the allowable land uses within each land planning zone are available here.
Individual parcel allocations can be examined on the maps below:
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TVA land around Clear Creek Reservoir has been allocated for certain land uses as summarized in the table below.
Sensitive Resource Management
Natural Resource Conservation
*Zone 1 is Non-TVA Shoreland with TVA land rights and does not change as a result of the lands planning process.
TVA’s land planning methodology incorporates the environmental review process established under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their proposed projects on the human and natural environment before final decisions are made.
It is important to note that RLMPs are programmatic plans that designate potential allowable land uses as defined in the land use zone definitions and do not involve specific land actions. TVA would complete an appropriate site-specific environmental review prior to proposed development or activity on TVA public land.