Watts Bar Lake


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Mixed-use development proposed for riverfront property

Times Free Press

Date: 1/21/2018 9:53:00 PM

A newly formed local development group paid $8.1 million to buy more than 210 acres on the Tennessee River in Lupton City from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, which once planned to use the site to build its corporate headquarters. The new owners are

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BlueCross BlueShield sells Lupton City property


Date: 1/21/2018 7:42:00 PM

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — BlueCross BlueShield announced today that it sold more than 200 acres on the Tennessee River to Riverton LLC, a local residential and commercial development company. According to information released by Waterhouse Public

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Bill seeking to return 76 acres of Cherokee homeland to go to Tennessee House chamber [photos]

Times Free Press

Date: 1/20/2018 9:04:00 PM

Areas that were once historic tribal headquarters along the Little Tennessee River were flooded. "I was pleased to introduce the Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act last January after extensive conversations with the Eastern Band

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Tennessee River Tug Boat Explosion Leaves 3 Dead: Police


Date: 1/20/2018 1:21:00 AM

A tug-boat explosion on the Tennessee River in Kentucky left three people dead and injured several others, according to Kentucky State Police. The Marshall County dispatch received a call reporting an explosion at 9:17 a.m. and numerous departments

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Three Killed in Blast at Kentucky Boatyard

The Maritime Executive

Date: 1/19/2018 11:50:00 PM

On Friday, an explosion on a towboat on the Tennessee River killed three individuals and seriously injured several others. The vessel was docked at a facility outside of Calvert City, Kentucky for repairs. On Friday morning, a blast occurred in her

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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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