The Boone Dam project is moving along according to schedule, Tennessee Valley Authority officials announced Tuesday.
To date, more than 110,000 tons of rock have been hauled to the site to complete the project.
Repairs at Boone Dam are on target for a 2022 completion date as the project nears the final yet longest leg of the repair process.
Workers recently started new phases of construction at the Boone Dam repair site and are preparing for building a diaphragm wall to prevent erosion of the earthen berm.
Following a brief drawdown in drilling on the Boone Dam’s earthen embankment, crews will resume work over the next few weeks as drill rigs are brought back on site.
That’s within the time frame TVA officials estimated the project would take to complete when the repair plan was first made public about two years ago.
The impact of Tennessee Valley Authority’s Boone Dam repairs stretch far past the lake’s shoreline.
Boone Lake’s future is looking more vibrant and full of life as projects are underway to create and maintain a thriving ecosystem. Aside from the construction of the dam, much of the work in the area has been centered on this particular goal.
From afar, it may appear like Boone Dam repairs have dwindled to a screeching halt.
Seven years after an historic flood underscored threats to dams across Tennessee, three of the state's largest water-control structures face millions of dollars in needed repairs and improvements to deal with hazards ranging from earthquakes to sinkholes.
For the first time since Boone Dam repairs began and the water level in the reservoir dropped, Tennessee Valley Authority biologists conducted a bi-annual analysis of Boone Lake aquatic life on Wednesday.
Lasers have a pretty ominous reputation in popular culture — they’ve been known to destroy vehicles, historical landmarks and even planets — but at Boone Dam, they serve a decidedly non-destructive purpose.
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There will be a new place to swim on Boone Lake beginning Saturday.
A new beach and boat ramp are nearing completion at the new Boone Lake Recreation Area, as the Tennessee Valley Authority continues work to mitigate the impact from the Boone Dam repairs.