Pretty soon, vacationers and weekend warriors will take to East Tennessee’s lakes and rivers to seek some relief from the summer heat. But they aren’t the only ones that count on the Tennessee River’s resources. Commerce, electrical power and water utilities also depend on the river and its tributaries.
Keeping up with the watershed and all its uses is the job of the TVA River Management Center, and folks like Tom Barnett. Barnett recently spoke with WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth.