By Barbara A. Miller, Richard B Reidinger
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) within the usa represents one of many few profitable examples of complete river basin improvement. confirmed to steer the advance of the assets in the Tennessee River Basin, TVA operates a wide selection of water, strength, financial improvement, and environmental courses in the zone. This file offers an outline of TVA's development and improvement, its associations, and its operational courses.
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7 22 0 0 27 1941-42 34 110 187 612 7 ElkRiver DuckRiver CaneyForkRiver Note: a. TellicoDamclosed1979 and NormandyDamclosed1976 b. Non PowerDam c. ColumbiaDamis unfinished but has not beeencancelled Source: TVA1994. I... Patrick Henryisa single-purpose powerprojecton theHoiston River. WattsBarDcim,a multipurpose mainstream projecton theTennessee River,provides limitedfloodstorage capacity, supports navigation, andgenerates hydroelectric power. These large tributaryreservoirs providekeyfloodcontrolstorage for thesystem.
Tennessee RiverBasinMean MonthlyRainfall& Runoff,1890-199,4 6 MEAN PRECIIION Lm 5 (Annual= 51") 4 z 2 E spraio JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC MONTH Source:TVA. HydrologicOverview The Tennessee River Basin is one of the wettest regions in the Urited States. The Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, located only a short distance to the south, are major sources of moisture. As there is no significant barrier between the Basin and the Gulf, prevailing winds from the south and west bring this moisture across the Basin.
There was no centralized planning division to assist TVA in defining new Authority-wide missions or a coherent strategy for the region (IIASA 1979). The strong nature and independence of the operating arms resulted in the pressure of centrifugal force on the center to relinquish power. The strongest division often won and, at times, there could be fierce competition over the congressional appropriated budget. Neither the Board nor the general manager's office could control departments without their full cooperation (Hargrove 1994).