Watts Bar Lake


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River levels should peak today

Times Daily

Date: 4/26/2017 11:37:00 PM

The Tennessee River at Florence rose above flood stage Wednesday afternoon, and is expected to crest at about a half a foot or more above flood stage by this afternoon, officials said. The National Weather Service office in Huntsville stated in its latest

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TVA urges boaters to stay off of the Tennessee River


Date: 4/26/2017 3:32:00 PM

The Tennessee Valley Authority is urging boaters to stay off the Tennessee River because spillways at the dams are flowing at high rates. Wilson Dam in Florence has more than 750,000 gallons of water per second flowing through the spillways causing the

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I-65 wreck leaves 1 northbound lane open; injuries reported

Decatur Daily

Date: 4/26/2017 2:49:00 PM

The wreck occurred just north of the Tennessee River on I-65, and troopers received a call at 3:14 p.m., troopers said. Injuries were reported, but the extent of injuries is unavailable at this time, troopers said. Morgan County 911 Director Ryan Welty

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Flooding potential won't stop festival

Times Daily

Date: 4/25/2017 11:11:00 PM

FLORENCE -- The Tennessee River is expected to crest about 1 foot above flood level at Florence this week, but should not interfere with Saturday's Smoke on the Water Festival. That news had event coordinator Jeff McDaniel breathing a sigh of relief

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The Local: ChrisP draws out jazz, ragtime noise from classic hip-hop influences on new song


Date: 4/25/2017 7:05:00 AM

The hip-hop atmosphere in Chattanooga seems imbued with a particular melodic spontaneity that allows musicians to work from inside their personal influences while also absorbing the unpredictable movements and rhythms that blow in off the Tennessee 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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