Watts Bar Lake


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City honored for ‘green’ practices

Coalfield Progress

Date: 3/23/2018 9:28:00 AM

Norton received the “Green Locality” award from Upper Tennessee River Roundtable during the roundtable’s spring meeting at Natural Tunnel State Park on March 15. Upper Tennessee River Roundtable gives an award each spring to a locality that shows

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Chickamauga Lock construction fully funded again this year


Date: 3/22/2018 12:52:00 PM

The existing lock is also too small and outdated to accommodate modern barges. Without the lock, traffic on the Tennessee River is stopped in Chattanooga, cutting off 318 miles of river and preventing both recreational traffic and barges loaded with

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Florence's annual cleanup set for Saturday


Date: 3/22/2018 12:50:00 PM

FLORENCE — The city's annual clean-up day is Saturday and will be in conjunction with the Tennessee River cleanup. The event is 8 a.m. to noon at McFarland Park, said Rachel Mansell, education outreach coordinator for the city's Recycling Department

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Young man catches legendary Tennessee River catfish


Date: 3/21/2018 7:35:07 AM

After a long and exhausting fight, Evan Austin managed to catch this enormous catfish in the Tennessee River that's about half the size of his entire kayak! He did cut the line and release it back into the water

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Siege at Bridgeport re-enactment brings history to life

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Date: 3/21/2018 2:02:00 AM

Founded in the late 1840s, Bridgeport, Ala., was a hotbed of activity during the Civil War due to its strategic location by a railroad bridge that spanned the Tennessee River connecting Alabama to Chattanooga. The Confederacy controlled Bridgeport and the

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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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