Watts Bar Lake


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Full Pool: 741.0
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Sailboat catches fire after it hits a power line on the Tennessee River


Date: 5/24/2019 5:31:00 PM

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - One family is in disbelief, after their boat hit a power line on the Tennessee River this afternoon. According to the Morgan County Rescue squad, a family was traveling on

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UT Arboretum Society presents 'Microplastics in the Tennessee River'


Date: 5/23/2019 8:53:00 PM

In 2016, Martin Knoll, project manager for the Tenneswim, directed the most detailed analysis of Tennessee River water quality ever conducted. During this project, Knoll and his colleagues found the

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Update: The War On Carp


Date: 5/22/2019 10:06:00 PM

By now, some of you recognize the name Wade White. Once a primary advocate in keeping Tennessee River tailrace areas open to fishing, White has turned his attention to a larger problem, posing a

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Appalachian Trail for the river | Roane County to be part of TN Riverline project


Date: 5/20/2019 7:06:00 PM

KINGSTON, Tenn. — Love a good outdoor adventure? How about paddling the Appalachian Trail of the Tennessee River? The Tennessee Riverline project aims to create a series of experiences along the river

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What's in Watts Bar lake?


Date: 5/20/2019 1:42:00 PM

Water quality advisories from the State of Tennessee make it clear: there are lakes, rivers and creeks where you should not swim or fish because of potentially dangerous pollutants and bacteria

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• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 783 Miles
• Surface Area: 39,000 Acres
• Volume: 1,132,000 Acre Feet
• Length: 72 Miles
Located about midway between Chattanooga and Knoxville, the lake begins as the Tennessee River below Fort Loudon Dam in Lenoir City, Tennessee and stretches 72.4 miles (116.5 km) to Watts Bar Dam, near Spring City, Tennessee.

The Clinch River connects to the main channel of the lake at mile 568 near Southwest Point in Kingston, Tennessee. The widening of the Clinch by the lake makes that river navigable all the way up to Melton Hill Dam, which is equipped with a navigation lock allowing navigation upstream through Oak Ridge and Clinton.

The partially navigable Emory River connects with the Clinch near the TVA's Kingston Steam Plant just upriver from the meeting with the Tennessee.

Including the Clinch and Emory arms, Watts Bar has 722 miles (1,160 km) of shoreline and 39,000 acres (160 km²) of surface area.

Minor tributaries include Poplar Creek, Caney Creek, and White's Creek. The lake contains several large islands, most notably Thief Neck Island, Long Island, and Sand Island.
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