Dress for the water, not the weather: Indian summers can bring T-shirt days and downright balmy temperatures but don’t be lured into this false sense of summer.
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Pending a formal environmental review, TVA engineers and other dam safety experts are recommending the construction of a composite seepage barrier a multi-stage combination of grout injections and concrete inside the earthen embankment. Project completion estimates range from five years to up to seven years. The initial cost estimate of the repair is expected to be between $200 and $300 million.
Our goal at The Carefree Boater is to give you information to make your Boating Experiences as Fun and as Safe as possible. Here is a great reminder to all of us why we should never swim at a marina.
Learn about some fun facts, information, and activities about beautiful Watauga Lake in Carter and Johnson Counties.
This July 4th, many boaters are going to be out on the water after dark. This can be great fun for the family; watching fireworks and playing games.
These are a couple photos from a very cloudy, sometimes rainy day. If we had been at home the kids would’ve been watching TV and I would’ve done some laundry or something horribly boring. Instead we took a chance and headed to the lake. S
With the recent drawdown of Boone Lake several boaters have voiced concerns about what lies under the surface of the water. While it’s impossible on any body of water to chart submerged partially floating objects, these are prevalent in the Spring when lake levels are being increased.
TVA isn’t raising the water level for at least another year while they’re working on Boone Dam. Many people are looking at the negative, but one marina owner is looking at the positive.
Don’t tell my dad he was right. Please. But he (and my mom and almost every other adult who spoke to me when I became a father) told me that I would blink and 10, 15 maybe 20 years would be gone and my kids would be grown up and I would wonder where the time went.