Pic of the Valley #8


This “Pic of the Valley” serves as an example of the relationship between navigation and recreation on the Tennessee River.  Produced by Valley Farmers, a worker oversees the loading of farm products for shipment to market onto a barge with a capacity in excess of 1,500 tons.  Along side of the 195 feet x 35 feet covered jumbo hopper barge, recreational boaters enjoy fishing the calm waters of the Tennessee that support an abundance and variety of life.  In addition to the tremendous economic impact produced by commercial navigation, TVA estimates that water-related recreation alone generates $2 Billion in revenues annually in the Tennessee Valley Region.