Dee Dee Brown, owner of Painter Creek Marina, says profits in August were cut by 30 percent due to low lake levels. Photo by David Grace.
According to the Tennessee Valley Authority, which manages lakes in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, this is the driest summer in 118 years. As shown in the video below, marina owners on the upper end of South Holston among the hardest hit by the low lake levels. Video by Rain Smith, timesnews.net.
For more coverage of the issue, check Sunday's edition of the Kingsport Times-News.