Watts Bar Lake


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Knoxville featured on Cosmopolitan's list of places to vacation with your friends


Date: 10/27/2016 1:20:00 AM

Check out the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center to launch your group's excursion (choose from paddle boarding down the Tennessee River, fishing, and skateboarding ... just to name a few). You're gonna face some tough food decisions, but even vegetarians

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Tennessee Aquarium opens new facility in Chattanooga

Times Free Press

Date: 10/26/2016 9:38:00 PM

They were an attentive audience as the institute's conservation experts explained how the aquarium's expanding research operation will be enhanced by the state-of-the-art structure, on the banks of the Tennessee River. Erin Durant, the institute's new

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Designing the Perfect 'Outside' City


Date: 10/26/2016 9:01:00 PM

In this respect, we’d want our city to resemble Chattanooga. The town (we voted it one of the country's best) is bisected by the Tennessee River, which is lined with hard sandstone cliffs that offer everything from bouldering routes to technical trad

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How Kevin Neal’s Small Town Upbringing Got him to the Top


Date: 10/26/2016 4:00:00 PM

A small town, by some standards, with a little over 300,000 on a good day, tourists included. With the Tennessee River winding through the city and mountains cascading from various angles, it’s a mecca for outdoor activity– water skiing, kayaking

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Going to bat for bats


Date: 10/26/2016 3:04:00 PM

The park’s location in the Tennessee River Valley and the preservation of the bats’ habitat has helped bat populations thrive at Shiloh. Conservation initiatives have produced many professional strategies for aiding bat survival especially regarding

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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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