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.
Our goal at The Carefree Boater is to give you information to make your Boating Experiences as Fun and as Safe as possible. Here is a great reminder to all of us why we should never swim at a marina.
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.
TVA isn’t raising the water level for at least another year while they’re working on Boone Dam. Many people are looking at the negative, but one marina owner is looking at the positive.
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.
The club is offering a comprehensive course on Seamanship beginning April 7th in room L226 at Northeast State Community College library. Classes will meet from 6pm to 8pm.
Spring is upon us and it’s time to start making your best boating memories ever! Here are a couple of basic reminders that will make your boating experiences as safe and as fun as possible!
The Tennessee Valley Authority announced Thursday that Boone Lake will remain 30 feet below its normal level until next year. But with lake levels staying put for at least the next year, what does that mean for marinas?
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.
As the Tennessee Valley Authority works to find the cause of a sinkhole and the source of seepage at Boone Dam, they continue to lower lake levels. Boone Lake is currently nine feet lower than typical winter lake levels.