Watts Bar Lake


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740.79 FEET
Full Pool: 741.0
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DIY Sharks!

News Channel 9

Date: 10/22/2017 5:17:00 PM

Here's a step-by-step guide to some fishing fun like you will never experience on the Tennessee River. First Step - pay a visit to Bluewater Outriggers in Port St. Joe. In the back of the store you'll find a freezer. Buy a five-pound block of sardine chum

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Behind the Lens

Decatur Daily

Date: 10/21/2017 10:01:00 PM

Fran Green, 71, and Helen Roan, 93, enjoy a stroll in Rhodes Ferry Park beside the Tennessee River on a crisp October morning. Both women are residents of Riverside Assisted Living, where they met, became friends and started walking together. The pair walk

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New technology allows researchers to safely use small birds to determine ecosystem's health

Times Free Press

Date: 10/21/2017 9:05:00 PM

State-of-the-art technology being used by Tennessee River Gorge Trust could give researchers much-needed data to study migratory patterns and determine the health of certain ecosystems. A nearly year-long study by the trust found a small species of bird

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Caution urged as caravan working along I-24 overnight


Date: 10/19/2017 7:27:00 PM

REIDLAND, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a caravan will be working along Interstate 24 overnight between Reidland Exit 16 and the Tennessee River Bridge. The work zone is at the 31 mile marker. Workers will be out from 10 p.m. Thursday

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Don't miss the boat on these fall color cruises through the Tennessee River Gorge

Times Free Press

Date: 10/18/2017 9:03:00 PM

A cruise through the Tennessee River Gorge offers a closer perspective on its geography and wildlife any time of the year. But in mid to late October, the view becomes spectacular as Mother Nature splashes surrounding mountains in autumn's hues. 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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