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June 2021

Greetings, River Neighbors
I’m happy to meet you! My name is Allen Clare and I am the new vice president of TVA River & Resources Stewardship. I am new to this role, but certainly not new to TVA. For several years I have been over on the power-generating side of TVA as vice president of Gas, Hydro & Integration in Power Operations. My predecessor David Bowling and I have swapped roles to get more familiar with the different parts of our business. I know you wish him well in his new role.

A little about me: I came to TVA from Duke Energy where I was general manager of their Midwest fleet. Prior to that I was the plant manager of Sutton Energy Complex in Wilmington North Carolina responsible for coal & gas generation plants. I jumped at the opportunity to join the TVA team and was enticed by our noble mission of service. I must say I am also enthralled by the beauty of the Tennessee Valley and all it has to offer.

My River Neighbor friends, I am focused and passionate on continuing to uphold TVA’s mission of service—to make life better for the people of the Valley with our care of public lands and our access to the water. I look forward to sharing information with you.

Throughout quarantine conditions in the past year, we’ve kept our public lands open for your enjoyment, including trails and undeveloped recreation areas. As National Trails Day arrives this weekend, we look forward to hosting you. Let’s make it a safe and healthy summer.

Allen Clare
VP, TVA River & Resources Stewardship

Celebrate National Trails Day with TVA
TVA trails crisscross almost 180 miles of public land — there for you to hike. There are trails available for people of all levels of difficulty to enjoy. They’re fun to explore and great for exercise.
Celebrate National Trails Day with TVA


Boating this summer? Our crew helps keep you safe
If you’re like most recreation enthusiasts, you may not think much of the bright red and green buoys that dot the sparkling waters as you jet ski, boat or fish. But the crew of TVA’s tugboat Sideview knows they’re vital to keeping the navigation channels safe.
Boating this summer? TVA tugboat crew is keeping you safe

Stop! Don’t pick up an axe until you pick up the phone
Before cutting trees or undergrowth on or near a TVA reservoir, a property owner’s first call should be to TVA. We’ll answer questions and help you avoid possible costly mistakes.
Stop! Don’t pick up an axe until you pick up the phone (

 TVA turns 88
In our 88th year of service, TVA continues to make life better for the people of the Tennessee Valley in new and important ways.
TVA Turns 88

 Ready to hit the road? Look here first
Now that travel is beginning to resume, are you already planning a road trip? We’ve got just the guide you need.
Let this “MapGuide” Lead You to Lovely New Places (

Did you know you can check our lake levels with an app?
Get the most up-to-date information on each reservoir TVA manages, including today’s levels, predicted elevations, planned generation releases at the dams, reservoir operating guides, ecological health ratings, fish population survey results, recreation facilities and more.

The Wayback Machine

Anglers are already back on the water. These fishermen haul in their catch at Harrison Bay Boat Dock on Chickamauga Reservoir, May 1951.


Got a question? Pick the PLIC
TVA’s Public Land Information Center (PLIC) is your single source for answers to questions about a variety of public land topics including recreational opportunities and shoreline permits. Call (800) 882-5263 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET or submit your question online.

Road closings? Bridge repairs? Stay informed
For the latest notices, check out TVA news and announcements.
Boone Dam Project
We publish this newsletter to keep TVA's stakeholders informed about the programs and projects associated with TVA’s environmental stewardship, recreation and river management efforts.

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