Posted by Craig Hardwick on May 19, 2003 at 23:39:44:
Hello to all.
Have you heard about the Lake Watch Program. There is a very new and exciting program on the Tennessee River. This program is being sponsored by TVA. These Lake watch committees are forming all up and down the river. There is specific information on the TVA web site. There is also a Short survey that ask if you would like to participate and are in favor of these lake watch programs. This program is the single factor that reopened the TVA dams to fishing after the Sept 11 attacks. Without the Lake watch the dams would be closed to fishing within 1000 feet.
How do these programs work. They are much like your community watch programs. Boaters are registered and issued stickers that identify the boater as a member of the lake watch. This sticker and the printed information received at registration offers a toll free number to call to report suspicious activity. This program has already resulted in the arrest of several criminals that were involved in criminal activity such as theft of property at the ramps and planning a potential terrorist attack upon one of the TVA dams.
Please go to the following link and complete the survey. I know you are interested in helping and protecting the many lakes and river areas that the Lake watch groups are protecting. Thanks for your help.
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