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Bill Hawkins Impoundment

McNairy County, Tennessee

On November 9, 2006 TVA issued a finding of no significant impact and adopted a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers environmental assessment (EA) for a proposal by Bill Hawkins to construct a private dam and 47-acre impoundment on a tributary to Owl Creek. The proposal requires a TVA Section 26a permit. TVA issued its permit on November 30, 2006. TVA was a cooperating agency in the preparation of the EA.

The proposed earthen dam, approximately 900 feet long with a crest of 20 feet across, would be constructed on private property and permanently eliminate 5,900 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to Owl Creek. Approximately 25 acres of vegetation clearing would be required for the dam and entrance roadway. An additional 14 acres of the main basin of the impoundment would be excavated up to 3.5 feet for building material. To minimize impacts to aquatic habitat, 4,500 feet of intermittent streams would be restored.


PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Finding of No Significant Impact (123 kb, PDF)

Final Environmental Assessment (800 kb, PDF)

Appendix A (7.2 mb, PDF)

Appendices B-F (3.3 mb, PDF)

Appendix G (4.5 mb, PDF)

Appendices H-J (3.5 mb, PDF)


For more information, or to receive a printed copy of the documents, contact Rick Toennisson at 865-632-8517 or by mail at:

Rick Toennisson
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 W. Summit Hill Dr. WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902




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