When Things Became Muddy: TVA's Response to Seepage Discharge at Boone Dam

by Scottie L. Barrentine, P.E., (M.ASCE), Geotechnical Specialist; Tennessee Valley Authority, slbarrentine@tva.gov,


Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2017, Vol. 21, Issue 2, Pg. 38-43


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: In October 2014, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) profited from investments in a robust dam safety program. This profit did not come in the form of money, but more importantly in the protection of the lives and properties of those downstream of a major piece of TVA infrastructure.

Subject Headings: Federal government | Profits | Mud | Seepage | Water discharge | Investments | Dam safety | Rivers and streams | Tennessee | United States | North America

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