Public Notices

Navigation Notice 20-50: Tennessee Valley Authority performing maintenance near Fort Loudoun Lock

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District
Published Dec. 3, 2020

Tennessee Valley Authority performing maintenance from Tennessee River miles 602.1 and 605 near Fort Loudoun Lock Dec. 7, 2020 through March 1, 2021. TVA is placing oxygen line marker buoys in the channel immediately upstream of Fort Loudoun Lock. Upbound mariners going upstream to Knoxville are encouraged to call the Oxygen Line Superintendent at 423-949-1666 when departing Watts Bar Lock to discuss site conditions and buoy placements. Downbound mariners coming from Knoxville are encouraged to call just prior to departing Knoxville to discuss current site conditions and allow time for the oxygen line crew to adjust the buoy placements for tow passages. At no time will buoy placements obstruct the entire channel.