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TVA issues river traffic caution on Tennessee River near Pickwick Dam

The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued a river traffic caution for transmission line work on the Pickwick-South Jackson 161 kilovolt transmission line where it crosses the Tennessee River about a mile below Pickwick Dam.
TVA said Friday that helicopter support will be used for the work on the TVA line during daylight hours on Monday, Aug. 3.
Notices have been placed at nearby boat ramps to help ensure boater safety. Watercraft operators should avoid the area or take extra precautions. Safety patrol boats and personnel will be in the area and monitoring Marine channels 13, 16 and 81, according to TVA.
TVA is investing $2.2 billion Valley-wide in transmission system improvements between 2019 and 2024.


  1. Martha by,keep posting and where do we take assistance e on July 31, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Good article.Hope our mariner fishermen read.

  2. Dennis Benjamin on August 2, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Could you please replace the TVA bouys that are missing north of Lick Creek Bay which is just north of the 75 mile marker. North of towers. transmission towers.There are several boys missing from this location and is a safety hazzard. These bouys have been missing for at least 5 yrs now. There’s only 5 bouys there now. There use to be at least 8 to10 bouys here. Thank You for painting the towers here and installing the lights that were desperately needed on transmission towers. Dennis Benjamin 731 593 3077 hm.

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