Watts Bar Lake


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Waterfowl hunting takes center stage

Franklin County Times

Date: 12/7/2018 4:14:00 AM

For Tennessee Valley Authority’s Natural Resources team, the cold weather signals a great opportunity for waterfowl sportsmen along the Tennessee River and on the utility’s 293,000 acres of public lan

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Glade Spring woman authors children's book on recycling

SWVa Today

Date: 12/4/2018 8:58:00 PM

Carol Doss, executive director of Upper Tennessee River Roundtable, a nonprofit organization with an overall interest in improving water quality in Southwest Virginia, said she hopes her new book, “Pr

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Roane County approves funds to hire lawyer with intent to sue in 2008 coal ash spill


Date: 12/4/2018 6:33:00 PM

The ash spill happened on December 22, 2008 after a dike holding back 1.1 billion gallons of toxic coal ash at TVA's Kingston fossil plant broke and spilled into Watts Bar Lake. Jacobs Engineering was

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How Philanthropy Is Helping a Once-Dying Tenn. City Find New Life

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Date: 12/4/2018 8:45:00 AM

Thanks to such collaboration, the city today features robust private investment downtown, a scenic walkway along the Tennessee River, and a growing roster of tech start-ups. But the work continues: Lo

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Cold Weather Makes Valley Waterfowl Hunting Red Hot


Date: 12/3/2018 5:45:00 PM

But for Tennessee Valley Authority’s Natural Resources team, the cold weather signals a great opportunity for waterfowl sportsmen along the Tennessee River and on the utility’s 290,000 acres of public

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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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