Boone Dam Repair Project May Take 5 to 7 Years

Pending a formal environmental review, TVA engineers and other dam safety experts are recommending the construction of a composite seepage barrier – a multi-stage combination of grout injections and concrete – inside the earthen embankment. Project completion estimates range from five years to up to seven years. The initial cost estimate of the repair is expected to be between $200 and $300 million.

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Boone Lake remains larger than Fort Patrick Henry and the bulk of inland Lakes around the country.

With the recent drawdown of Boone Lake several boaters have voiced concerns about what lies under the surface of the water. While it’s impossible on any body of water to chart submerged partially floating objects, these are prevalent in the Spring when lake levels are being increased.

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Things you need to know before you buy a new boat.

Once you start the shopping process, you’ll quickly see prices ranging from $25,000 for an entry level pontoon boat, all the way up to $60,000 for an entry level sport boat. These are entry prices that can get much more expensive as you start adding options.

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2015 Tri-Cities Boat Show March 13-15 at Meadowview in Kingsport TN

The annual Tri-Cities Boat Show will take place in the main convention hall at Meadowview and will feature tons of great watersport vendors from Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol. You can expect giveaways and this will be a super opportunity to talk with boating professionals in the area.

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