Boone News Archives

Healthy Fish on Boone Lake

<div> <div> <p>The Tennessee Valley is a &ldquo;biodiversity hotspot&rdquo; for anything that lives in or near the water.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Detailed-Testing-at-Boone-to-Improve-Construction-Flow"></a></div> </div>

Detailed Testing at Boone to Improve Construction Flow

<div> <div> <p>Auger drills, sampling and testing sensors evaluate the effectiveness of Boone Dam repairs to date, as subtle changes to repair schedule are made to optimize construction activity.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Questions:-%E2%80%9CCan-I-remove-the-vegetation-growing-on-my-property%3F%E2%80%9D"></a></div> </div>

Question: “Can I remove the vegetation growing on my property?”

<div> <div> <p>Questions: &ldquo;Can I remove the vegetation growing on my property? What should I do with it?&rdquo; The short answers is &ldquo;yes,&rdquo; if you remove it by hand, use a lawn mower, weed eater or a tractor to mow down the vegetation above the ground.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Two-New-Boat-Ramps-Under-Construction"></a></div> </div>

Two New Boat Ramps Under Construction

<div> <div> <p>TVA is creating boat ramps off of Minga Road and at Devault Bridge.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Courtesy-Dock-Installed-at-Pickens-Bridge-Boat-Ramp"></a></div> </div>

Courtesy Dock Installed at Pickens Bridge Boat Ramp

<div> <div> <p>Once the three new boat ramps were installed this summer and people were able to gain easy access to Boone Lake, we received several requests for courtesy docks. As a result, we&rsquo;ve installed a new courtesy dock at Pickens Bridge.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Q--A-from-our-Boone-Mail-You-Ask-We-Answer"></a></div> </div>

Q + A from our Boone Mail: You Ask, We Answer

<div> <div> <p>Why are there some days when I do not see work on the lake (upstream) side of the dam? And why are you working in the day only?</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Boone-Celebrates-200,000-Safe-Work-Hours"></a></div> </div>

Boone Celebrates 200,000 Safe Work Hours

<div> <div> <p>Safety is always the overriding priority at TVA and at Boone Dam. During the first week of March, the Boone Project team celebrated 200,000 safe work hours.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Preventing-Erosion-and-Restoring-Fish-Along-Boone-Shores"></a></div> </div>

Preventing Erosion and Restoring Fish Along Boone Shores

<div> <div> <p>The TWRA is planting a mixture of wildflowers at Devault bridge to help prevent erosion and to increase fish populations. Residents can learn from this and plant their own little piece of the the shoreline with the same pretty flowers.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Low-Mobility-Grout-Testing-Phase-Nears-Completion"></a></div> </div>

Project Progress Update: Low Mobility Grout Testing Phase Nears Completion

<div> <div> <p>SEPTEMBER 8, 2016&mdash;We are on schedule to wrap up the low mobility grouting (LMG) phase of the test grouting project by the end of this month.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Engineering-Expertise-at-Boone-Dam-Meet-Scottie-Barrentine-PE"></a></div> </div>

Engineering Expertise at Boone Dam: Meet Scottie Barrentine, PE

<div> <div> <p>Scottie Barrentine&mdash;who was awarded the TVA Safety, River Management and Environment Business Unit&rsquo;s Engineer of the Year Award in 2015&mdash;leads the team of Boone Dam engineers.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Progress-Update-Evaluations-on-Fall-Fluctuations"></a></div> </div>

Progress Update: Evaluations on Fall Fluctuations

<div> <div> <p>Workers at Boone Dam are immersed in the high mobility grouting phase of the project.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Neighbors-to-Benefit-from-Sound-and-Light-Barriers"></a></div> </div>

Neighbors to Benefit from Sound and Light Barriers

<div> <div> <p>In an effort to ease the impact of construction on our neighbors, we will be erecting sound and light barriers on top of Boone Dam&rsquo;s earthen embankment.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Construction-Contract-Proposals-Requested"></a></div> </div>

Construction Contract Proposals Requested

<div> <div> <p>TVA has issued the Request for Proposal to procure the services of a General Contractor for the Boone Dam site to three firms. Potential suppliers may contact the bidders to offer their goods and/or services.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Geology-in-Real-Time"></a></div> </div>

Geology in Real Time

<div> <div> <p>Ongoing work at Boone Dam is attracting national attention from geologists interested in the varied layers and composition soil samples collected during the grout testing.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Boone-Project-Remains-on-Track-for-Completion-Between-2020-and-2022"></a></div> </div>

Boone Project Remains on Track for Completion Between 2020 and 2022

<div> <div> <p>Innovative construction and monitoring techniques continue to keep the Boone Dam project on track for its five-to-seven year completion timeframe.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Creating-Future-Fish-Habitats-Preventing-Shoreline-Erosion"></a></div> </div>

Creating Future Fish Habitats, Preventing Shoreline Erosion

<div> <div> <p>OCTOBER 7, 2016&mdash;We continue to receive questions about the vegetation that has grown on the exposed banks of Boone Lake during the lower water levels. Although some consider it a problem, the vegetation is actually doing two positive things.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/July-30,-2015-Media-Briefing"></a></div> </div>

Progress Update: Highly Visible Upstream Berm Activities

<div> <div> <p>Nearly 36,000 tons of stone&mdash;sourced from local quarries&mdash;have been placed to fortify the upstream berm during the first part of construction. This additional rock will add stability to the earthen embankment.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Progress-Update-Auger-Drilling-Underwater-Monitoring-at-Boone-Dam"></a></div> </div>

Progress Update: Auger Drilling, Underwater Monitoring at Boone Dam

<div> <div> <p>As part of TVA&rsquo;s testing and evaluation phase, the Boone Dam Project uses auger drills to conduct testing to determine the progress of the underground repair work done so far.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Construction-Continues-on-Both-Upstream-and-Downstream-Berms"></a></div> </div>

Construction Continues on Both Upstream and Downstream Berms

<div> <div> <p>Construction of the downstream toe drain was completed just before the holidays, providing a downstream drainage system for the embankment. To date, 90,000 tons of stone has been placed on both the upstream and downstream berms at Boone Dam.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Progress-Update-Building-New-Retaining-Wall-on-Downstream-Side-of-Boone-Dam"></a></div> </div>

Progress Update: Building New Retaining Wall on Downstream Side of Boone Dam

<div> <div> <p>Picture giant real-life LEGO pieces that can be assembled block-by-block to create a wall. That&rsquo;s what the new retaining wall looks like on the downstream side of Boone Dam.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Construction-Update-Project-Prepares-for-High-Mobility-Grouting-Phase"></a></div> </div>

Construction Update: Project Prepares for High Mobility Grouting Phase

<div> <div> <p>OCTOBER 7, 2016&mdash;With the planned November effectiveness testing of the low mobility grouting work, we are already looking forward to the next phase of the project: high mobility grouting (HMG) testing.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Hydroseeding-Program-Underway-on-Boone-Lake"></a></div> </div>

Hydroseeding Program Underway on Boone Lake

<div> <div> <p>The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is putting the finishing touches on hydroseeding of private property on the Holston River side of Boone Lake. TVA buys mulch, seed and fertilizer; TWRA supplies the manpower and equipment.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Engineer-of-Record-Selected-at-Boone"></a></div> </div>

Engineer of Record Selected at Boone

<div> <div> <p>The firm of Black &amp; Veatch, selected as Engineer of Record for TVA's Boone Dam Project, has extensive experience with earthen dams, and in fact has headed up two of the nation's largest grouting efforts.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Completed-Concrete-Pad-to-Support-Grouting-Plant"></a></div> </div>

Completed Concrete Pad to Support Grouting Plant

<div> <div> <p>Last week saw the completion of a concrete work platform that will support the Boone Project&rsquo;s grouting plant.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Senators-Representatives-Visit-Boone-Dam"></a></div> </div>

Senator’s Representatives Visit Boone Dam

<div> <div> <p>Legislative staffers from Senator Lamar Alexander&rsquo;s office recently paid a visit to Boone Dam to get a first-hand look at the progress being made to repair the earthen embankment.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Engineers-Test-Grout"></a></div> </div>

Engineers Test Grout

<div> <div> <p>It&rsquo;s thick. It&rsquo;s gray. It&rsquo;s even a little lumpy, but the low mobility grout shown in the photo below is a key component of the repair at Boone Dam. Engineers are testing it.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/UpstreamDownstream-Berm-Construction-Underway"></a></div> </div>

Upstream/Downstream Berm Construction Underway

<div> <div> <p>Already nearly 4,000 tons of stone has been placed on the upstream berm. The new rock will add stability to the earthen embankment. Work is also underway on the downstream side of the dam where some instruments are being relocated in preparation for the new construction.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/New-Courtesy-Dock-Available-at-Boone-Beach"></a></div> </div>

New Courtesy Docks Available at Pickens Bridge and Boone Beach

<div> <div> <p>You asked and we listened&mdash;a courtesy dock has been installed at the new Boone Beach and Boat Ramp.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Slurry-Cell-Testing-Drilling-Continues-at-Boone-Dam"></a></div> </div>

Slurry Cell Testing, Drilling Continues at Boone Dam

<div> <div> <p>Slurry cell testing on the dam&rsquo;s earthen embankment involves drilling and then injecting a cement, water and bentonite clay slurry mixture into the dam along the previously constructed grout lines, or &ldquo;grout curtains.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Three-Boone-Boat-Ramps-Open-for-Summer-2016"></a></div> </div>

Three Boone Boat Ramps Open for Summer 2016

<div> <div> <p>All three Boone Lake boat ramps are now open for public recreation and enjoyment. In addition to the new ramps at Boone Beach and the Sugar Hollow access area near Devault Bridge, work is nearly complete at the Pickens Bridge ramp expansion project.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Recreation-Report:-One-Year-Later"></a></div> </div>

Recreation Report: One Year Later

<div> <div> <p>It&rsquo;s been nearly one year since we first shared our plans to repair Boone Dam. During that time, several improvements have been made to allow more people to continue to enjoy the lake, even at its lower levels.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Boone-Bots-Always-on-the-Job"></a></div> </div>

"Boone Bots" Are Always on the Job

<div> <div> <p>When boating near Boone Dam, you may notice a shed with a yellow monitoring&mdash;this houses our high-tech robots, which use laser scanning technology to detect the smallest movement in the dam.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Sluicing-Scheduled-to-Begin-at-Boone-Dam-March-7"></a></div> </div>

Sluicing Scheduled to Begin at Boone Dam March 7

<div> <div> <p>Boone Dam&rsquo;s Unit 3 generating turbine is scheduled to begin a four-week maintenance outage on Monday, March 7. TVA will resume sluicing&mdash;releasing water from a gate near the base of the dam&mdash;as early as Monday morning</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Grout-Plant-Goes-Undercover"></a></div> </div>

Grout Plant Goes Undercover

<div> <div> <p>Safety is always the first priority at Boone Dam, and new cover structures installed onsite help protect both employees and materials used in grouting operations from rainy weather.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Boone-Resource-Management-Unit-is-Closed"></a></div> </div>

Boone Resource Management Unit is Closed

<div> <div> <p>With turkey season just around the corner, hunters, bird lovers and hikers are reminded that the Boone Resource Management Unit on Minga Road just northeast of Boone Dam is currently closed to the public.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Cubex-Drill-Explores-Dam-Depths"></a></div> </div>

Cubex Drill Explores Dam Depths

<div> <div> <p>In addition to the sonic drills already at work at the dam, the project team has recently begun using a new Cubex drill as part of the bedrock grouting process. The Cubex hammers into the bedrock up to 352 feet below the surface, grinding up rock as it drills.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Dispelling-Lake-Level-Rumors"></a></div> </div>

Dispelling Lake Level Rumors

<div> <div> <p>We currently have no plans to raise lake levels beyond the present 1350&rsquo;-1355&rsquo; operating range in the near future.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Please-Keep-Vehicles-off-Shoreline-Property"></a></div> </div>

Please Keep Vehicles off Shoreline Property

<div> <div> <p>Using all-terrain vehicles on exposed shoreline leads to erosion.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Progress-Update-Downstream-Berm-Construction-Underway"></a></div> </div>

Progress Update: Downstream Berm Construction Underway

<div> <div> <p>Some 62,000 tons of stone has been placed at Boone Dam as construction continues on both sides of the earthen embankment. Extensive work is now taking place on the less-visible, downstream side of Boone Dam.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Drilling-Resumes-on-Boone-Dam"></a></div> </div>

Drilling Resumes on Boone Dam

<div> <div> <p>Sonic drill rigs working more than 100 feet below surface are back onsite at Boone Dam. They mobilized July 10 to begin testing the effectiveness of the slurry cells or rows of grout.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Contractor-Named-to-Build-Boone-Dam-Cutoff-Wall"></a></div> </div>

Contractor Named to Build Boone Dam Cutoff Wall

<div> <div> <p>TVA has selected Treviicos-Nicholson Joint Venture, comprised of Treviicos South Inc. and Nicholson Construction Company, to build the underground cutoff wall at Boone Dam.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Ready-for-High-Mobility-Grouting"></a></div> </div>

Ready for High-Mobility Grouting

<div> <div> <p>TVA readies to move from low-mobility grouting to high-mobility grouting.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/New-Swim-Beach-at-Boone"></a></div> </div>

New Swim Beach at Boone

<div> <div> <p>Snow flurries at Boone Dam during the first week of March couldn&rsquo;t stop TVA from thinking about the lazy days of summer as 1,800 tons of white sand arrived at the site for construction of a new swim beach.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Lower-Boone-Lake-Levels-Expected-Ahead-of-Heavy-Rain-Forecast"></a></div> </div>

Lower Boone Lake Levels Expected Ahead of Heavy Rain Forecast

<div> <div> <p>A major storm system is approaching the Tennessee Valley. As a precaution to ensure the safety of those who live on the lake , TVA is lowering Boone Lake to approximately 1350 feet above sea level&mdash;about a two-foot drop from levels on Tuesday morning.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Fish-Survey-Results-Boone-Lake-Remains-Healthy"></a></div> </div>

Fish Survey Results: Boone Lake Remains Healthy

<div> <div> <p>TVA biologists are confirming what most anglers already know&mdash;Boone Lake remains a great fishing place.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Boone-Beach-and-Boat-Ramp-Now-Open"></a></div> </div>

Boone Beach and Boat Ramp Now Open

<div> <div> <p>Within hours of its opening last Saturday May 21, 2016, more than 50 boats lined the new Boone beach and boat ramp parking lot, proving that Boone Lake is still available for families to enjoy even while lake levels are down.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/High-School-Welders-Benefit-from-TVA-Gift"></a></div> </div>

Visible Signs of Progress in November 2016

<div> <div> <p>Lake levels will fluctuate to assist in testing; high mobility grouting will continue; exploration on the right rim will begin.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Instruments-Ensure-Dam-Safety"></a></div> </div>

Instruments Ensure Dam Safety

<div> <div> <p>A web of 100 piezometers around Boone Dam help engineers understand how the dam is reacting to construction activities.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Inclinometers-Installed-to-Evaluate-Grouting-Work"></a></div> </div>

Inclinometers Installed to Evaluate Grouting Work

<div> <div> <p>Additional instrumentation and monitoring points are being installed at Boone Dam in order to evaluate the grouting performance to date. &ldquo;We want to optimize our grouting process moving forward,&rdquo; says construction manager Kevin Holbrook.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Phase-One-of-Boone-Dam-Project-Complete"></a></div> </div>

Phase One of Boone Dam Project Complete

<div> <div> <p>Phase One of the project was completed with the restoration of the Control Building parking lot, drainage area and former sinkhole site.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Local-Suppliers-Sought-for-Boone-Repair-Work"></a></div> </div>

Local Suppliers Sought for Boone Repair Work

<div> <div> <p>TVA is still preparing the project procurement documents, but we encourage firms interested in working with us to register on TVA's Supplier Connections Portal.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Upstream-Berm-Construction-Begins"></a></div> </div>

Upstream Berm Construction Begins

<div> <div> <p>According to project manager, Sam Vinson, TVA is purchasing materials from many local vendors&mdash;including as much as 250,000 tons of stone from local quarries&mdash;for the upstream berm construction.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Environmental-Assessment-Meeting-Set-for-Nov.-5"></a></div> </div>

Boat Ramp Progress at Devault Bridge and Pickens Bridge

<div> <div> <p>Construction at two area boat ramps&mdash;Devault Bridge and Pickens Bridge&mdash;is moving forward in preparation for the summer boating season.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Year-Two-Progress-Report-Boone-Dam-Project-Remains-On-Track"></a></div> </div>

Year Two Progress Report: Boone Dam Project Remains On Track

<div> <div> <p>The Boone Dam seepage remediation project remains on track for completion between 2020 and 2022.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Underwater-Inspection-of-Boone-Dam-Yields-Thumbs-Up"></a></div> </div>

Underwater Inspection of Boone Dam Yields "Thumbs Up"

<div> <div> <p>The Boone Dam tailrace filter berm is &ldquo;A-OK&rdquo; according to TVA divers completing their quarterly underwater inspection the week of August 1, 2016.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/One-Year-Later-Achievements-at-Boone-Dam"></a></div> </div>

One Year Later: Achievements at Boone Dam

<div> <div> <p>In the year since TVA announced the Boone Dam plan, here are some achievements: 288,969 man hours logged at Boone Dam' 390 holes drilled and 372 grouted; 24-hour-a-day operations; 150 workers employed; 24/7 dam safety inspection.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/TVA%E2%80%93Owned-Land-on-Minga-Rd.-to-Close-Feb.-16"></a></div> </div>

TVA-Owned Land on Minga Rd. to Close Feb. 16

<div> <div> <p>TVA-owned land on Minga Road, commonly known as the &ldquo;Earl Light Tract,&rdquo; will close to public use on Feb. 16.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Sugar-Hollow-Boat-Ramp-Opens;-New-TVA-Ramp-and-Beach-to-Open-May-21"></a></div> </div>

Sugar Hollow Boat Ramp Opens

<div> <div> <p>TWRA and TVA cooperated to open Sugar Hollow boat ramp on May 6</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Gorgeous-New-Swim-Beach-on-Track-for-Late-May-Opening"></a></div> </div>

Gorgeous New Swim Beach on Track for Late May Opening

<div> <div> <p>1,800 tons of white sand, new walking trails, trees, a volleyball court, picnic tables, a pavilion and a restroom are going into place at the new Boone Beach off Minga Road.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Dam-Safety-is-Priority-One-at-Boone-Dam"></a></div> </div>

Dam Safety is Priority One at Boone Dam

<div> <div> <p>Boone Dam is monitored for safety 24 hours a day. The dam safety inspection program includes inspectors and engineers who walk miles in a day, checking slope inclinometers, piezometers, survey monuments and water quality monitoring stations.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/A-Pictures-Worth-a-Thousand-Words"></a></div> </div>

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

<div> <div> <p>How do you gain insight into construction work that takes place hundreds of feet below Boone Dam? A &ldquo;down-hole high resolution optical televiewer,&rdquo; a.k.a. high-definition video.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Meet-Mary-Ellen-Miller"></a></div> </div>

Meet Mary Ellen Miller

<div> <div> <p>The Boone Dam project gets its own Community Relations Manager. Her first course of action? To establish a Community Liaison Committee to keep local residents informed of the progress happening at the construction site.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Dam-Safety-Our-Top-Priority-Every-Day-Including-Holidays"></a></div> </div>

Dam Safety: Our Top Priority, Every Day—Including Holidays

<div> <div> <p>While Tri-Cities residents were reaching for seconds on turkey and trimmings, Boone Dam Safety Inspector Chester Nelson was ensuring all of us stayed safe during the holiday.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Phase-Two-of-Boone-Dam-Repair-Under-Way"></a></div> </div>

Phase Two of Boone Dam Repair Under Way

<div> <div> <p>Drill rigs crowd on top of Boone Dam's earthen embankment for phase two of the repair project. Engineers are drilling through the embankment into the bedrock to collect core samples and to test the grout mixture that will be used in the permanent repair.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Behind-TVA%27s-Emergency-Plans-for-Boone"></a></div> </div>

Behind TVA's Emergency Plans for Boone

<div> <div> <p>There is very low risk of dam failure at Boone, but because TVA puts safety first, we are ready with a full complement of Emergency Action Plans, which include monitoring, notification, evacuation and reinforcing downstream facilities to minimize impacts on people and property.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Question:-What-Goes-into-the-Low-Mobility-Grouting-Process"></a></div> </div>

Question: "What Goes into the Low Mobility Grouting Process?"

<div> <div> <p>Question: "What Goes into the Low Mobility Grouting Process?"</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/More-than-70-Drill-Holes-Completed"></a></div> </div>

More than 70 Drill Holes Completed

<div> <div> <p>On average, the project team is drilling four holes each day, with more than 70 completed so far in the exploratory drilling and grouting process.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Taking-Pictures-of-Boone-Boreholes"></a></div> </div>

Taking Pictures of Boone Boreholes

<div> <div> <p>High-tech instruments rotate 360 degrees as they drop about five to eight feet per minute down the bore hole. The images relay valuable data to our engineering/design team.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Boat-Ramps-Go-Through-Permitting-Process"></a></div> </div>

Boat Ramps Go Through Permitting Process

<div> <div> <p>TVA's plans for three new boat ramps to provide access to the water so that residents can play on the lake in its lowered state. Like any other organization, TVA must apply for necessary permits from local, state and environmental agencies, which has slowed our progress.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Sonic-Drill-Rigs-in-Place"></a></div> </div>

Sonic Drill Rigs in Place

<div> <div> <p>The first of soon to be many sonic drill rigs was put in place on the earthen embankment over the holidays; two more rigs arrived in the first weeks of the new year.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/New-Project-Work-Will-Provide-Enhanced-View-of-Geology"></a></div> </div>

New Project Work Will Provide Enhanced View of Geology

<div> <div> <p>The Boone Dam project will be installing additional sensors and conducting exploratory drilling on the earthen embankment. The information obtained will give us a clearer view of the geology under the embankment and help us further refine our repair plan.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Sound-and-Light-Barrier-Construction-Underway"></a></div> </div>

Sound and Light Barrier Construction Underway

<div> <div> <p>Construction began the week of June 20, 2016, on a 16-foot tall tan fabric barrier, which will run the entire length of the 900-foot earthen embankment.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Routine-Inspections-Help-Ensure-Dam-Safety"></a></div> </div>

Routine Inspections Help Ensure Dam Safety

<div> <div> <p>Dam safety efforts include diving to ensure the stability of the dam's filter berm, and routine inspection of the sluice gate and sluice tunnel, which occurs every five years.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Boone-Dam-Construction-Meets-First-Milestone"></a></div> </div>

Boone Dam Construction Meets First Milestone

<div> <div> <p>Sinkhole remediation is now complete, marking the completion of the test grouting phase of construction. In addition, work is underway to lower the crest of the Boone Dam earthen embankment by 10 feet.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Autumn-Lake-Level-Fluctuations-Complete"></a></div> </div>

Autumn Lake Level Fluctuations Complete

<div> <div> <p>Even with the dry weather, TVA&rsquo;s River Management team was able to successfully raise and lower Boone Lake late last month to test the effectiveness of early project grouting work.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Slurry-Cell-Testing-Drilling-Wraps-Up-at-Boone-Dam"></a></div> </div>

Slurry Cell Testing, Drilling Wraps Up at Boone Dam

<div> <div> <p>Drills are temporarily gone from the top of Boone Dam now that slurry cell testing is complete. &ldquo;The preliminary results are in and they look good in terms of the grout curtain&rsquo;s ability to contain the slurry,&rdquo; said project manager Sam Vinson.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/High%E2%80%93Tech-Grout"></a></div> </div>

High-Tech Grout

<div> <div> <p>Grout&mdash;a mixture of cement, sand and water&mdash;may sound rather &ldquo;low-tech&rdquo; but, for the Boone Dam Project, the mixture and application of grout requires some of the most high-tech equipment on the site.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/One-Year-Later-Successful-Seedlings"></a></div> </div>

One Year Later: Successful Seedlings

<div> <div> <p>The planting of watershed seedlings is one of the successful &ldquo;growing&rdquo; projects initiated at Boone Dam since the repair project was announced nearly a year ago.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Boone-Project-Progress-Will-Be-Seen-with-Intentional-Lake-Level-Fluctuations"></a></div> </div>

Boone Project Progress Will Be Seen with Intentional Lake Level Fluctuations

<div> <div> <p>OCTOBER 3, 2016&mdash;Local residents and businesses will get to see visible evidence of progress on the Boone Dam Repair this fall as lake levels will be temporarily lowered and raised to test the effectiveness of grout installed over the past several months.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/High-Mobility-Grout-Added-to-the-Mix"></a></div> </div>

High Mobility Grout Added to the Mix

<div> <div> <p>Grout&mdash;a concrete-like mixture that is an integral part of the repair of Boone Dam&mdash;may seem rather low-tech, but the material&rsquo;s application to the Boone project is state-of-the-art, requiring constant variations to the recipe to meet some very specific engineering demands.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Shore-up-Your-Shoreline"></a></div> </div>

Shore up Your Shoreline

<div> <div> <p>With lake levels down, it's the perfect time to add function and beauty to your piece of waterfront.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/AECOM-Selected-as-Owner%E2%80%99s-Engineer-at-Boone"></a></div> </div>

AECOM Selected as Owner’s Engineer at Boone

<div> <div> <p>AECOM, an America-based worldwide provider of professional technical and management support services, was selected as owner's engineer for the Boone Dam project.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Seedlings-Foster-Fish-and-Fight-Erosion"></a></div> </div>

Seedlings Foster Fish and Fight Erosion

<div> <div> <p>Approximately 500 button bush, water hickory and bald cyprus tree seedlings are being planted over the next few weeks in the Boone watershed and around the lake.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div><a href="https://tvaprodprev.tva.cloud.opentext.com/sites/TVA/default/Newsroom/Boone-Dam-Project/Grout-Gator-on-the-Job"></a></div> </div>

Grout Gator on the Job

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