Posted by Tom L. on October 28, 2002 at 18:33:20:
Bear Creek Reservoir Drawdown Nov. 1-Dec. 2
for Safety Inspection
TVA will lower water levels at Bear Creek Reservoir near Russellville, Ala.,
this fall about 15 feet below the normal winter level to permit a special
dam-safety inspection of the sluiceway tunnel.
The drawdown will begin Nov. 1 and continue until the water reaches an
elevation of 550 feet above sea level around Dec. 2.
The inspection and related work is scheduled to be completed by
mid-December, and the reservoir is expected to return to normal winter
levels in February 2003. The work is being conducted to ensure safe
operation of the dam during heavy rainfall and potential flooding.
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