TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) Assessment of Stability of Concrete Structures on Rock,
TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY KNOXVILLE
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The Tennessee Valley Authority TVA is an independent agency of the federal government created by ACT of Congress in May 1933. It is a corporation clothed with the power of government but possessed with the flexibility and initiative of private enterprise. It is charged by the TVA Act with the duty of planning for the proper use, conservation and development of the natural resource of the Tennessee River drainage basin. TVA has essentially completed the development of the major hydro sites in the Tennessee River basin, and thus has not designed any new dams since the mid-1970s. Consequently, the hydro design unit has decreased considerably in number of personnel since the earlier days of TVA. The present hydro effort at TVA consist of a continuing inspection and maintenance program and an evaluation and modification as needed of some 21 of our dams in compliance with the Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety. Therefore, our interest in their assessment of the stability of concrete structures on rock would be in support of these efforts.
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