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Nolichucky Reservoir

Nolichucky Reservoir Land Management Plan

Reservoir Land Management Plans (RLMPs) effectively guide land use approvals, private water use facility permitting, and resource management decisions on TVA-managed public land.

Nolichucky Reservoir is one of two reservoirs included in the Douglas-Nolichucky Tributary Reservoirs LMP project, which was approved by the TVA Board of Directors in November 2010.

Nolichucky Reservoir is an impoundment of the Nolichucky River formed by Nolichucky Dam, which is located at Nolichucky River mile 46.0. Nolichucky Reservoir is situated in Green County in east Tennessee

The Nolichucky River below the dam is one of the best in East Tennessee for catching smallmouth bass. A parking area and boat ramp are located below the dam, providing access for fishing along the banks or on the river. The Cherokee National Forest lies just to the east of Nolichucky Dam, with trails and forests that visitors can explore.


The scope of the Nolichucky RLMP is 1,136 acres of the 3,191 total acres of TVA public land in the Douglas-Nolichucky Tributary Reservoirs LMP. The Nolichucky RLMP contains a regional overview, information about the environment around the reservoir and descriptions of each parcel of land. Nolichucky Reservoir property is divided into 39 parcels, and each parcel is assigned a single land use allocation zone. Descriptions of the allowable land uses within each land planning zone are available here.

Nolichucky Reservoir Land Management Plan


Use the GIS Viewer Map to find individual parcels and land use allocations for TVA reservoir property.  Click on individual parcels to find out more information about a piece of TVA property.  Please note that parcel descriptions are included in the interactive map viewer for convenience, but may have been altered from the original description due to character length restrictions.  Please reference the appropriate Reservoir Land Management Plan for the complete parcel descriptions.  Also, please note that parcel descriptions are representative of the time in which the plans were written; some information may be out of date such as available facilities or names of commercial operations.

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Land Allocation Acreage

TVA land around Nolichucky Reservoir has been allocated for certain land
uses as summarized in the table below.

Allocation Designation*



Zone 2

Project Operations



Zone 3

Sensitive Resource Management



Zone 4

Natural Resource Conservation



Zone 5




Zone 6

Developed Recreation



Zone 7

Shoreline Access






*Zone 1 is Non-TVA Shoreland with TVA land rights and does not change as a result of the lands planning process.

Environmental Review

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.

Douglas-Nolichucky Environmental Review

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.