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Sailboat Hollow Development

Wilson Reservoir, Lauderdale County, Alabama

On June 15, 2009, TVA issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) on a proposal by Sailboat Hollow Development Inc. to excavate a recessed channel on Wilson Reservoir, within a tributary of the Tennessee River Mile 271.3, right bank,  in Lauderdale County, Alabama.  The purpose of this project is to create single-family residential waterfront properties for 15 subdivision lots and allow for construction of one fixed covered private dock per lot. 

The excavation would consist of a 150-foot-wide by 500-foot-long recessed boat access channel, causing the removal of approximately 26,400 cubic yards of bottom sediment.  The proposed shoreline structures, bank stabilization, and culverts require approval under Section 26a of the Tennessee Valley Authority Act and U.S. Department of the Army approval under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) of the proposed action, and TVA was a cooperating agency in the preparation of the EA.  The EA and FONSI are presented below.


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TVA Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 127 kb)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Final Environmental Assessment, Statement of Findings, and Findings of No Significant Impact (PDF, 973 kb)

Appendices to the Final Environmental Assessment
Appendix A (PDF, 751 kb)
Public Notice 08-78

Appendix B (PDF, 431 kb)
Comments Received and Applicant Rebuttal

Appendix C (PDF, 551 kb)
Inspection and Photographs Taken August 19, 2008

Appendix D (PDF, 1.2 mb)
Alabama Department of Environmental Management Best Management Practices

Appendix E (PDF, 2.3 mb)
Wetland Delineation, Wetland Rapid Assessment, and Applicant Wetland Mitigation Agreement


For more information or a printed copy of the documents, contact:
Stanford E. Davis, Senior NEPA Specialist
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone:  865-632-2915; Fax: 865-632-3451





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