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TVA Issues Water Traffic Caution on Lake Barkley

August 5, 2014

BUMPUS MILLS, Tenn. - The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued a water traffic caution during transmission line work beginning August 11 on Lake Barkley just north of the entrance to Neville Bay.

Beginning Monday, August 11, TVA transmission line construction crews will be repairing a transmission structure on the Barkley-Dover 161-kilovolt Transmission Line. Work is scheduled from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. CDT, Monday through Friday. The project is expected to take one week, depending on weather.

All watercraft operators should avoid the work zone or take extra precaution by traveling at idle speed on Lake Barkley between River Mile 78-79. Boaters should also watch for marker buoys and heed warnings from safety boats that will be on patrol in the area. The safety boats will be monitoring Marine Channel 16 and can be contacted on that channel.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.

NOTE: Map of the transmission line work is shown on the following page and is available for download along with the electronic version of this news release on the TVA website at

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Map of the transmission line work

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