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TVA: 2022 marks sixth straight year with above-average rainfall

The TVA said around 55 inches of rain fell last year across the Tennessee River Basin. The average is 51 inches.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority said most of the state is on a streak for years with unusually high rainfall.

They said 2022 was the sixth-straight year with above-normal rainfall for the Tennessee River Basin. The basin spans 41,000 square miles and received 55 inches of precipitation last year, they said. On average, they said it gets around 51 inches.

They also said workers are managing the precipitation with the TVA's 49 dams on the Tennessee River and along its tributaries.

They previously said that in 2020, the river basin area received around 70 inches of rain — the wettest year on its record. Before that, they said they recorded around 66 inches in 2019 and 67 inches in 2018.

Last year was the sixth straight year with above-normal rainfall for the 41,000 square-mile Tennessee River basin, with...

Posted by Tennessee Valley Authority on Monday, January 9, 2023

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