Watts Bar Lake


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Full Pool: 741.0
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Sheriff's office receives boat, personal craft

Times Daily

Date: 5/23/2017 10:29:00 PM

The sheriff said he expects the vessels to become valuable tools for his department. "The entire southern boundary of Lauderdale County is the Tennessee River," Singleton said. He said there also are numerous creeks in the county. "We have all this water

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America's biggest government utility slims down

Times Free Press

Date: 5/23/2017 9:20:00 PM

After helping to harness the power of the Tennessee River, Appalachia's coal fields and the atom first split in Oak Ridge, the Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing to slow down a bit after 84 years. In TVA's preliminary budget plan for fiscal 2018

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Photo of the Day: Crane on the river


Date: 5/23/2017 9:09:00 PM

Photographer Troy Stolt snapped this photo of a crane along the Tennessee River. He said the majestic bird was scanning for fish near Coolidge Park Monday afternoon. Follow Stolt on Instagram here. Want your photo to be featured on Nooga.com as a Photo

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You Don't Own Me Anymore Singles Pack + PledgeMusic Sessions


Date: 5/23/2017 3:18:00 PM

For a limited time, download two album singles – "Tennessee River Runs Low" and "He's Fine" – along with a special acoustic version of "He's Fine" recorded at the PledgeMusic offices in New York. The new album You Don't Own Me Anymore is available June

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Summer Safety Week is here!


Date: 5/22/2017 6:36:00 PM

If you prepare now, you can have fun this summer without worry! Living near a major river like the Tennessee River means we need to be prepared in the event of a flood. Consider recent rainfall and expected rainfall before heading out to the river

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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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