Dam Repairs

Ft. Loudoun Dam lock, parking area closing

Staff Reports Daily Times
LENOIR CITY — The navigation lock at Ft. Loudoun Dam near Lenoir City will close for repairs and routine maintenance beginning Tuesday.
The lock, which raises and lowers boats and barges so they can move from one reservoir to another, will be closed to all boats and watercraft for about 30 days.
The parking lot on the south side, or lock side, of the dam also will close to provide storage for construction equipment and access to the lock. Visitors should use the parking areas on the Lenoir City side of the dam.
Repair crews with TVA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will “dewater,” or remove the water from inside the lock, to clean and paint the large lock gates, work on the lock valves and perform general maintenance.
This project is part of TVA's asset preservation program, a maintenance program to protect the integrity of the dams and ensure the safe operation of the lock system. The same work is scheduled for the Watts Bar navigation lock this fall.