Noel Marsh shows 10News the erosion that has occured at the back of Kindrick Cemetery.
Lake erosion concerns the groundskeeper of a historic cemetery in Roane County.
"Every spring they raise the lake about two feet to get all the trash out," said Vietnam veteran Noel Marsh.
Marsh cuts the grass and watches over Kindrick Cemetery in Rockwood. The burial ground sits off New Hope Road.
Marsh believes more than 20 feet of shoreline has eroded near the back of the cemetery. He said more and more of the bank has disappeared over the past two decades.
He alerted the Tennessee Valley Authority of the problem Friday.
"We have reached out to our watershed team who have anything to do with shorelines and reservoirs. We'll let them step in and see what, if anything, they can do," said TVA spokesperson Scott Brooks.
TVA said the watershed team will determine who owns the property, study the damage and possibly determine a solution.
Marsh said around 200 people have been buried inside Kindrick Cemetery dating back to the Revolutionary War Era.