Watts Bar Lake


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Chattanooga construction crew rescues basset hound from Tennessee River

Dayton Daily News

Date: 2/19/2020 2:55:00 PM

A construction crew in Chattanooga put in some overtime Wednesday morning, rescuing a basset hound from the Tennessee River, WTVC reported. The dog, named Buddy, was trapped in some brush along the

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Body found in Tennessee River in Alabama identified as missing Chattanooga man


Date: 2/19/2020 5:40:00 AM

The body of a missing Chattanooga man was found in the Tennessee River near the Guntersville Dam in Alabama, weeks after he was reported missing

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Body found in river in Alabama identified as missing Tennessee man


Date: 2/18/2020 11:53:00 PM

A man who was found dead Monday in the Tennessee River in north Alabama is believed to have jumped from a bridge in Tennessee nearly three weeks earlier, the authorities said The man was identified as

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Great Smoky Mountain Council says its camp is protected from lawsuits against Boy Scouts

Knox News

Date: 2/18/2020 10:07:00 AM

Great Smoky Mountain Council says its camp is protected from lawsuits against Boy Scouts As the Boy Scouts moves toward bankruptcy over child sexual abuse lawsuits, regional councils say they won

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See moment house collapses into Tennessee River along with another

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Date: 2/18/2020 8:19:00 AM

Two houses collapsed into the Tennessee River as landslides hit the Morris Chapel area of Tennessee’s Hardin County over the weekend of Febrary 15 2020. One of the homes was vacant. Homeowners of the

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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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