Minor Construction Projects

Minor facilities include boat docks, piers, boathouses, fences, steps, shoreline-based shelters and others.

Project Plan and Drawing

The project plan and drawing must accompany the application. It should:

  • Be prepared on paper suitable for reproduction (8-1/2 by 11 inches)
  • Identify the kind of structure and its purpose or intended use
  • Show the principal dimensions, size, and location in relation to the shoreline and adjacent property boundaries
  • Show the height of the structure above the water
  • Show both the plan view (the project as viewed from above) and the elevation view (the project as viewed from the side)
  • Indicate the river or reservoir name, river mile, locator landmarks and direction of water flow, if known.

Special Construction Standards

Some TVA-managed tributary rivers have special construction standards that apply only to them. Find information at these links:

Clinch River

French Broad and Holston Rivers

Hiwassee River

Tellico River

NOTE: Site-specific conditions may impact the review and approval of your application. Application does not guarantee approval. Contact your local TVA Regional Watershed Office for more information and clarification.