Preserve the Natural Waterfront of Watts Bar Lake

Preserve the Natural Waterfront of Watts Bar Lake

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Three Rivers Conservancy started this petition to Tennessee Valley Authority

We, as concerned citizens, aim to preserve and safeguard Watts Bar Lake, our area natural resource, by compelling Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to change the zoning of parcel 110.00, located at the north end of the Southwest Point Golf Course near Kingston, from Zone 6 - Developed Recreation to Zone 3 - Sensitive Resources Management or Zone 4 - Natural Resource Conservation, and to maintain the new zoning designation in perpetuity.  Our reasons for this request include:

• The parcel is currently designated TVA - Zone 6 - Developed Recreation, because TVA leases this land to Southwest Point Golf Course for use as part of their golf course.

• The adjoining private land, that is also part of the golf course, has been sold.  The new owner intends to close the golf course.

• Since parcel 110.00 will no longer be used for the purpose for which the lease was granted, the lease should be terminated.

• The "Watts Bar Reservoir Land Management Plan of 2009" calls for the reduction of Zone 6 - Developed Recreation TVA land from 1998 to 1552 acres.

• The "Watts Bar Reservoir Land Management Plan of 2009" calls for the increase of Zone 3 - Sensitive Resource Management TVA land from 3472 to 3780 acres.

• The "Watts Bar Reservoir Land Management Plan of 2009" calls for the increase of Zone 4 - Natural Resource Conservation TVA land from 3309 to 3857 acres.

• Once the lease of parcel 110.00 has been terminated, parcel 110.00 should be rezoned 3 - Sensitive Resource Management or 4 - Natural Resource Conservation in order to enhance the health and visual appearance of Watts Bar Lake, promote wildlife conservation and ecology, and help to achieve TVA's stated goals for land zoning allocations.

• Rezoning should include the provision that the zoning must remain Zone 3 or Zone 4 in perpetuity.

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