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TVA to perform routine maintenance on Appalachia Dam

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, NC (WRCB) -

Crews with the Tennessee Valley Authority will be performing routine maintenance on the Appalachia Dam on the Hiwassee River in the coming days.

A spokesperson for TVA, Jim Hopson, says they will be sending divers down to clean the the intakes. While the divers are down, TVA will be turning off the turbines for the divers' safety.

To compensate, they will be spilling a limited amount of water for seven hours each day. Hopson says it should have no impact on the lakes, the wildlife or the nearby trout hatcheries. 

TVA plans to send out biologists this weekend to validate the water temperatures to ensure the safety of the wildlife.

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