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Open Meeting on West Sandy Project Scheduled for April 19 in Paris

Thursday, April 05, 2012 | 01:15am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency are inviting the public to attend an open house which will provide information on the upcoming West Sandy Dewatering Project on Kentucky Reservoir in Henry County, Tenn. The open house is scheduled for April 19, from 5-8 p.m. at Henry County High School in Paris.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is planning to lower water levels in the area to repair the pumping station at the project during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 winter waterfowl hunting seasons. Work on the pumping station can only be performed while Kentucky Reservoir water elevations are at their lowest levels during the year.
The affected area will include the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s West Sandy Wildlife Management Area. West Sandy WMA will remain open during the repairs, but waterfowl hunting will be minimal.
The West Sandy Dewatering Project consists of 6,373 acres which are managed jointly by TVA and the TWRA, including about 2,800 acres of seasonally wet to dry pool area. The project was constructed in 1944 and has been operating at reduced capacity for several years because of age and wear on its large electric pumps and gates.
At the open house, officials from TVA and TWRA will be present at the meeting to provide information. Henry County High School is located at 315, South Wilson Street in Paris.

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