Watts Bar Lake


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Lady Trojans sweep Lady Tigers after 4-1 trip to Bulldog Bash

State Gazette

Date: 8/23/2016 10:21:00 PM

After returning from tournament play in Middle Tennessee this past weekend, the Lady Trojans got back to their winning ways west of the Tennessee River, taking a three-set sweep from Lexington on Tuesday afternoon. "I was happy with the outcome," Dyersburg

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Tennessee River Run marks 15 years

The Jackson Sun

Date: 8/23/2016 8:01:00 PM

Tennessee River Run marks 15 years The Darryl Worley Foundation's Tennessee River Run charity fundraiser concert will be held Oct. 8. Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/local/2016/08/23/tennessee-river-run-marks-15

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Alabama Recall Their Early Days Bonding Over Baseball, Cheap Guitars and a Scuffy Pair of Sneakers


Date: 8/23/2016 7:23:00 PM

In 1980 the band had their first number one hit with the Owen-penned "Tennessee River." Thirty-six years and 31 chart toppers later, the three old friends reunited at their very own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. "It couldn't get any better

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80 years of service earns Norris Dam place on historic register

Knoxville Daily Sun

Date: 8/23/2016 5:55:00 PM

Norris Dam was TVA’s flagship project and the first in a series of dams that harnessed the wild waters of the Tennessee River system to control floods and provide inexpensive electric power. Electric power from Norris Dam and other hydroelectric

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Longstreet goes West, Part One: Machiavellian or Misunderstood?


Date: 8/23/2016 5:15:00 AM

Tennessee was all but lost. At the end of August, when the Union Army of the Cumberland crossed the Tennessee River, opening a new drive to capture Chattanooga, a new crisis seemed at hand. The response was to send a corps – James Longstreet’s

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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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