Tennessee Valley authority

Alternative names
Dates:
Active 1923
Active 1936
Americans
English

History notes:

The TVA was created in 1933 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an act creating a federal agency to develop the Tennessee Valley region, then suffering from soil depletion, flood damage, and economic depression. Fifty years later, over 30 electricity-producing dams controlled the Tennessee and its tributaries, and a navigation channel had been created from Paducah, Ky., to Knoxville, Tenn. In addition TVA had carried out programs to prevent pollution, improve forest and farm management, and preserve structures along the river.

From the description of The Tennessee Valley Authority Papers 1933-1983. (Berea College). WorldCat record id: 60530937

Loading...

Loading Relationships

Information

Permalink:
http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6bw18q0
Ark ID:
w6bw18q0
SNAC ID:
61696857

Subjects:

  • Flood control
  • Dams
  • Electric power
  • Hydroelectric power plants
  • Electric power plants
  • Steam power plants
  • Spillways
  • Reservoirs

Occupations:

not available for this record

Functions:

not available for this record

Places:

  • Tennessee River Valley (as recorded)
  • Tennessee River Valley (as recorded)
  • Tennessee River Valley (as recorded)
  • Tennessee River (as recorded)