Posted by tcarr on September 18, 2006 at 05:55:49:
In Reply to: Re: P.S. Re: Long answer? Re: The Cause of River Flow posted by Kerry Grissett on September 09, 2006 at 23:04:46:
The original congressional act establishing TVA (1933) establighed the nine foot channel requirement for navigation. Nagivation and flood control are cited as the first two considerations in the preamble to the TVA Act. Electricity generation is not mentioned specifically in the preamble, but is described later in the Act. The original purposes for electricity generation were industrial development (e.g., fertilizer production at Muscle Shoals) and national defense.
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