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TVA: Boone Dam dropped below normal winter levels for repairs

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) -

The Tennessee Valley Authority will drop the lake level by 14-feet – that’s more than the normal winter drawdown.

The action will allow TVA to work on replacing equipment at Boone Dam.

Officials say it will also expose more of the lake bed – making some areas that once inhabited by Native Americans and early settlers to the region more accessible.

TVA officials want to remind everyone that taking artifacts from TVA property as keepsakes or for selling is strictly prohibited.

"When the water is drawn down to a certain level, it exposes sites that aren't normally exposed so there maybe things that are coming out that people will see when their out on the water and we want to remind them that when they are out on TVA land that they need to leave those artifacts in place."

Pritchard says that metal detecting is also illegal on TVA land and it has 100% success rate when it comes to prosecuting those who take artifacts from TVA property.

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