Watts Bar Lake


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National Park Service offering free eclipse glasses, viewers for total solar eclipse

Oak Ridge Today

Date: 8/21/2017 8:30:00 AM

Her family may go to Watts Bar Lake to watch the eclipse, including her middle school son and mother-in-law. Babb said she remembers a partial eclipse in Chattanooga in the 1980s. Emma McCaskill of Oak Ridge had been waiting since about 8:30 a.m. She saw

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Man falls into river from I-140 bridge at Blount County line

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 8/21/2017 1:13:00 AM

Man falls into river from I-140 bridge at Blount County line A man was taken to the hospital after falling from the Interstate 140 bridge over the Tennessee River near the border between Knox County and Blount County. Check out this story on knoxnews.com

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Former TVA Engineer From Chattanooga Has Ideal Equipment, Venue For Eclipse Front Row Seat


Date: 8/20/2017 8:00:00 AM

It so turns out also that his wife's parents, Charlie and Lib Baker, have a cabin on Watts Bar Lake at Spring City - 100 feet from the eclipse center line. The Bakers and Andersons invited some 40 of their family and friends for the special event

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Wishing You Were Here: Lookout Mountain in Pictures


Date: 8/18/2017 4:05:00 PM

If you want the very best view of Chattanooga and the Tennessee River Valley, you can do no better than to get out on the Point of Lookout Mountain—people have been doing it for centuries. I don’t think that’s an exaggeration, but I only have

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Body found near Ditto Landing identified as Madison County teen


Date: 8/18/2017 3:04:00 PM

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body found in the Tennessee River near Ditto Landing Wednesday. Authorities have positively identified her as 17-year-old Rose Ellen Jones of Madison County. The National Center for Missing

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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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