Boone Lake Association
Boone Lake Drawdown and BLA
BLA is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping Boone Lake free of trash and debris and improving water quality. As is everyone who uses and loves the lake, we are very concerned about the environmental and economic impact regarding the news about Boone Dam and the lake levels. These concerns have been relayed to TVA who is the governing body of the lake and dam. They are basing their decisions on extensive information and regards for safety. We welcome your comments on the BLA facebook page but if you would like to also express your concerns directly to TVA, please visit TVA’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TVA
UPDATE FROM TVA:
“TVA to Test Grout Effectiveness in November Lake levels will fluctuate during testing
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. Weather conditions permitting, starting November 14, we will be moving the lake level between 1350 and 1355 feet above sea level, the lower and upper limits of the current operating guide. The lake will then return to its current level of about 1352 feet by November 30.
During testing, we’ll be carefully monitoring our extensive network of sensors and comparing results to readings we took before the work began. The data collected will help us finalize plans for remaining repair work.
Exact timing for the lake level changes will be posted on the Boone website and the @BooneRepair Twitter feed.”
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TVA Media Contact
Travis Brickey, Knoxville, 865-632-6263
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000
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Located in upper East Tennessee, Boone Lake has part of both the Holston and Watauga Rivers and over 600 nearby streams in the area.
The Boone Lake Association (BLA) is the only citizen group responsible for conserving Boone Lake by conducting water quality testing, generating water quality reports and continual lake clean-up. As thousands use Boone Lake each year to enjoy fishing and watersports, few understand they have the members of the BLA and their decades of protection to thank for the clean and clear waters.
Whether you're 18 or 88, a day on the lake will make you feel like a kid. Members' dues make it possible to have fun in a cleaner, safer environment.