Watts Bar Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
740.39 FEET
5/24/2016
Full Pool: 741.0
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Man who died during Ironman Chattanooga 70.3 remembered as 'beautiful person'

Times Free Press

Date: 5/23/2016 11:30:00 PM

He was swimming in the Tennessee River, the first leg of the Ironman Chattanooga 70.3, when he began to struggle early in the event. A spokesperson for the Ironman said Sunday that emergency workers pulled an athlete from the water and administered CPR on

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Summer nature writing course offered at Ijams Nature Center

Daily Times

Date: 5/23/2016 9:04:00 PM

“I am excited to be partnering with Ijams in order to offer an enriching, in-depth experience within a 300-acre wildlife habitat along the Tennessee River,” said Haworth. “The course will be both an inward and an outward journey for

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Lawsuit filed over contaminated Tennessee River water; water authority works on a solution

WHNT-TV

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

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Environmental Protection Agency put out health advisories, saying two contaminates, PFOA and PFOS, found in the water from the Tennessee River are putting consumers at risk. As of Monday night, only two water systems in the

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Competitor dies in Chattanooga’s Ironman triathlon

WATE

Date: 5/23/2016 5:31:00 PM

Race spokeswoman Ellie Seifert tells media outlets that an athlete required medical attention during the 2.4-mile swim portion of Sunday’s event and Hamilton County emergency crews pulled him from the Tennessee River. “We are deeply saddened to confirm

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Watts Bar Unit 2 operates under own power for first time

Electric Light And Power

Date: 5/23/2016 11:01:00 AM

In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic

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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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