Powell River Studies

A quiet pool on the Powell River

A quiet pool on the Powell River

The Powell River is a free-flowing (un-dammed) river with a 1,000 square mile watershed that originates in western Virginia and discharges into Norris Lake in Tennessee. Norris Lake is reputed to be the cleanest of the Tennessee Valley Authority (www.TVA.com) lakes.

Well Being Foundation is supportive of research which promotes the ecological viability of the Powell River. Towards this end, we have donated funds to Lincoln Memorial University for an Aquatic Habitat Study; we’ve hosted a group of freshwater mussel scientists from US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) for a day-long “Bio-Blitz”, and have begun daily monitoring of factors affecting the Powell River.