Watts Bar Lake


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Full Pool: 741.0
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Car pulled from Tennessee River by Morgan County Rescue Squad


Date: 5/18/2019 4:46:00 PM

Decatur Police are investigating after a vehicle was found in the Tennessee River early Saturday morning. The Morgan County Rescue Squad (MCRS) said the car was found in the water near Hospitality

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Morgan County Rescue Squad removes vehicle from Tennessee River


Date: 5/18/2019 2:40:00 PM

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Morgan County Rescue Squad removed a vehicle from the Tennessee River near the Hospitality Park on Hwy-31 North Saturday morning. According to a Facebook post, Decatur

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Marine Transportation and Research Board of the National Academies tours Kentucky Lock


Date: 5/16/2019 8:41:00 PM

Col. Cullen Jones welcomed The Marine Board members from the Transportation Research Board of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering for a tour of the Kentucky Lock Addition Project at

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Early 2019 flooding leaves lasting effects in West TN


Date: 5/16/2019 7:30:00 PM

This February was one of the wettest on record for areas near the Tennessee River, where water rose more than 10 feet. Hardin County Mayor Kevin Davis says the flooding has had lasting effects. “It’s

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Light repair on I-65 at Tennessee River bridge planned Thursday

Decatur Daily

Date: 5/15/2019 1:00:00 PM

The outside northbound lane of Interstate 65 at the Tennessee River bridge will be closed from about 9 a.m. to about 3 p.m. Thursday to repair navigation lights, according to the Alabama Department of

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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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