Public Notices

Navigation Notice 21-16: TVA performing field study near Old Watts Bar Fossil Mooring Cells

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District
Published April 21, 2021

The Tennessee Valley Authority is performing a field study at Tennessee River mile 529.3 around 3 p.m. April 28, 2021 through 10 a.m. April 29, 2021. TVA plans to have tire floats with flashing lights deployed across the entire river at the Old Watts Bar Fossil mooring cells just downstream of Watts Bar Lock & Dam. This includes tires deploying in the navigation channel. TVA will be on site all night and will remove the tires if a tow comes through. They will have a marine radio, but cell contact is the best way to make contact at 256-609-3015. The study may not take place these days depending on river and weather conditions. For more information, contact Daniel Saint via e-mail at or call 256-609-3015.