Watts Bar Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
743.26 FEET
4/25/2017
Full Pool: 741.0
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Warning: Flooding possible this week

Times Daily

Date: 4/24/2017 10:58:00 PM

A flood warning is in effect for the Tennessee River at Florence, as the river is expected to rise above flood stage beginning Wednesday morning. The river is expected to crest at 20.3 feet by Friday morning, according to a warning issued by the National

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Little Tennessee River Valley topic of next library presentation

Daily Times

Date: 4/24/2017 9:04:00 PM

“The Little Tennessee River Valley: Treasure over Time” will be the next presentation in the Southern Appalachian Studies series at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Blount County Public Library. Mark Davidson, adjunct professor at Pellissippi State

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River levels expected to rise this week

WHNT-TV

Date: 4/24/2017 8:38:00 PM

Now the rain water is soaking into the ground and making its way back into streams and rivers. This has already caused flooding along the Tennessee River. The Tennessee Valley Authority reported that the Kentucky Dam turbines were at capacity while excess

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The Tennessee River overflows its banks after floods force TVA to open spillways [video]

Times Free Press

Date: 4/24/2017 6:42:00 PM

Parts of the Tennessee River overflowed its banks on Monday after TVA engineers opened spillways on the Chickamauga dam. Ellis Smith and Lesley Dale, members of the Times Free Press digital team, visited the dam to watch the swirling water rush downstream

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Hardin Co. residents prepare for rise of Tennessee River

wbbjtv.com

Date: 4/24/2017 4:49:00 PM

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. — “We got up around 5:30 and started working on the garage, getting it cleaned out, stuff moved upstairs, so it would be above the water level,” Bonnie Seawright said. Seawright says she’s lived in Hardin County along 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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