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Land Restoration
The Tennessee Valley Authority had the difficult task of changing the landscape of the Tennessee Valley. In the 1930s, the farmlands had eroded, the soil was depleted, and the waterways were narrow, causing flooding. Through the decades, TVA has controlled these issues through soil erosion projects, reforestation, and by creating dams and reservoirs. Conflicts have flared at times between environmental groups, citizens, and TVA. In one instance, a species of fish classified as Endangered would possibly have been eradicated by the construction of the Tellico Reservoir.
Use of Fertilizer

Use of Fertilizer

June 28, 1937

Erosion Project

Erosion Project

1938-1950

Kudzu as Ground Cover

Kudzu as Ground Cover

March 24, 1937

Control of Soil Erosion

Control of Soil Erosion

August 20, 1936

Reforestation Project

Reforestation Project

January 1956

Flood Relief

Flood Relief

january 1937

1937 Paducah Flood

1937 Paducah Flood

February 1937

Gilbertsville Reservoir Project

Gilbertsville Flood Control

October 7, 1937

Impounded Reservoirs and Malaria Control

Malaria Control

Juny 7, 1941

1941 Malaria Survey

Malaria Survey

March 10, 1942

Malaria Control Program

Malaria Control Photos

1945-1949

Snail Darter Controversy

Snail Darter Controversey

March 27, 1977

Hill v. TVA Complaint

Hill v. TVA

February 18, 1976

Snail Darter Correspondence

snail Darter Correspondence

July 18, 1978

The T-Rific Two!

The T-Rific Two!

June 20, 1978

Mining for Phosphate

Mining for Phosphate

1944-1945