Watts Bar Lake


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Full Pool: 741.0
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Spirit of Freedom Celebration canceled

Times Daily

Date: 6/28/2017 12:18:00 AM

Urban Radio officials said the daylong event attracts more than 30,000 people to McFarland Park on the banks of the Tennessee River. They did not say if they would try to bring the festival back next year. City officials say the loss will be felt

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Fisherman finds camera, returns it to owner

Texarkana Gazette

Date: 6/27/2017 8:46:00 PM

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.—A man who was fishing in the Tennessee River reeled in a waterlogged camera and then used social media to track down its owner in Florida. The St. Augustine Record reports Nate Wilson's line snagged as he was fishing June 10

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Youngbergs on 7,000-mile boat trip

Quad Cities Onlines

Date: 6/27/2017 3:50:00 PM

We will relax and enjoy the lakes for a while before continuing our plans to explore the entire Tennessee River this summer before dropping into the Tennessee-Tombigbee to join the rest of the loopers in the fall. “We estimate we will log 7,000 miles by

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Kayaker drowns on elevated Tennessee river

Times Free Press

Date: 6/27/2017 1:06:00 PM

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has drowned in a kayaking accident in flooded waters. Local news outlets report 59-year-old Ernest Lee Wade was kayaking with Treyton R. Gritzinger on the Collins River on Sunday morning when his sit-a-top kayak

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Where to watch Fourth of July 2017 fireworks: From Knoxville to Gatlinburg and beyond


Date: 6/27/2017 9:23:00 AM

A parade starts at 2:00 p.m. The festival ends with a fireworks show at Greeneville High School which starts at 10:30 p.m. Kingston is “Smokin’ The Water” at Watts Bar Lake. The festival at Kingston City Park. Festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. with a

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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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