Busy Man, Big Job

As a senior manager in Facilities Management, Ryan Blount oversees 12 fossil sites, 15 gas sites, over 600 substations, 49 dam reservations, 26 sites with public recreation areas and more. And he loves it.

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Five Perfect Paddles in the Tennessee Valley

We’ve done the research, we’ve seen the beauty, we’ve had the fun—and we can practically guarantee you’ll have good time, too. So there's no reason for you to not to check out one of these Valley paddles.

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The TVA Quilt

A modernistic quilt, made in the 30s by wives of men working on Wheeler Dam near Muscle Shoals, Ala., represents support and guidance of the African-American community by TVA.

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TVA Fun
Play on TVA lands and lakes this season, and share your adventures. Enter our contest by uploading your photos or short videos on Instagram or Twitter using #TVAfun, or via Facebook using our #TVAFun tab. Learn how you can turn your good times into cool prizes!


The Unified Development of the Tennessee River plan stressed TVA was to provide flood control, navigation and electricity for the region. TVAs dams are tangible evidence of its primary mission: improving life in the Tennessee Valley. We’re celebrating the 80th anniversary of the plan with a yearlong look at 25 dams it inspired.