Bluegrass Lake Flooding – Update

An update on Bluegrass Lake flooding.
Below is a letter from Knox County engineering head Jim Snowden to (new) City of Knoxville head, Harold Cannon.
Jim Snowden <>
8:23 AM (17 minutes ago)
to John, Mandi,, Joe, Cathy, Anne, Bart, Bill, me, Gary, John, Kathy, Lee, Linda, Mary, Nancy,, Richard, Sherry
I hope this email finds you well. With the pending rain this weekend, this issue came to my mind and I was hoping you might have an update from the City. Since we last met, we have completed the requested survey at your request. Leo and I have looked over this information and thankfully discovered little change. Therefore, we continue to believe the most cost-effective flooding solution to the Bluegrass Lake area is a permanent pump station. Knox County has allocated $500,000 to this project and is eager to move forward with a design/construction project, but will need a similar commitment by the City to do so. Would you care to please update the group of what the City wishes may be? Thanks in advance buddy.
Jim Snowden, P.E.
Senior Director
Engineering and Public Works
Office: 865-215-5808
205 West Baxter Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917