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Public Notice

Tennessee Valley Authority

September 15, 2006

Proposed action

Construction of community dock facilities

Location

Tennessee River Mile 380.5R and Roseberry Creek Mile 1.0R, across from Goose Pond Island, Guntersville Reservoir, Jackson County, Alabama

Description

The proposed work consists of the construction of two community dock facilities and a concrete boat launching ramp. One community dock and boat ramp would be constructed in the area of the development known as The Promenade and one community dock in an area known as The Oaks. The two community docks together would cover approximately 48,400 square feet and provide 82 covered boat slips. All facilities would be owned and operated by The Promenade and The Oaks Homeowner’s Association, Inc.

1. The community dock facility and the boat launching ramp in The Promenade subdivision would be located in Tobe Hollow Cove along Roseberry Creek, adjacent to lots 3, 4, 5, and 6, as shown on Exhibit B (see Public Notice below). The facility would consist of three docking structures accommodating 40 boat slips and would have a total footprint of 1,710 square feet. There would be 320 linear feet of 8-foot-wide boardwalk connecting the three docking structures. The 30-foot-wide concrete boat launching ramp and associated boarding pier with two open slips would be constructed adjacent to the facility, as shown on Exhibits B & C.

2. The community dock facility in The Oaks subdivision would be located in Willowy Cove along the Tennessee River, adjacent to lots 192, 193, and 194, as shown on Exhibit D. The facility would have three docking structures accommodating 42 boat slips and would have a total footprint of 27,787 square feet. There would be 320 linear feet of 8-foot-wide boardwalk connecting the three docking structures.

3. To provide adequate water depth for the facilities, two areas of dredging would be needed. In the first, adjacent to the boat launching ramp, roughly 75 cubic yards of material would be dredged. In the second, adjacent to the community dock facility in The Oaks subdivision, roughly 278 cubic yards of material would be dredged. All spoil material removed during dredging would be placed outside the 100-year floodplain and above TVA flood risk profile Elevation 597.0. For more information, see the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Notice.

TVA is interested in receiving comments on the potential of the proposed action to affect the environment or historic properties and would like to identify any other issues associated with this proposal. These comments will be used in reaching a decision on the proposal.

All written comments must be received on or before October 14, 2006, and should be directed to:

Alisha Mulkey
TVA Guntersville/Tims Ford Watershed Team
3696 Alabama Highway 69, CAB 1A-GVA
Guntersville, Ala. 35976-7196
Fax: 256-571-4282

E-mail: asmulkey@tva.gov

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