Watts Bar Lake


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Full Pool: 741.0
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Chattanooga History Column: The North Shore's hidden past

Times Free Press

Date: 2/18/2017 9:27:00 PM

They settled into a haphazard encampment along the north shore of the Tennessee River that became known as Camp Contraband. (As property, the African-Americans were considered contraband under the Confiscation Act — thus the name contraband camps

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Idled plant has new owner

Times Daily

Date: 2/17/2017 11:18:00 PM

FLORENCE — The empty Hillshire Farms processing plant has been sold to a new company. The plant, on South Seminary Street near the Tennessee River, employed 1,100 people before shutting down in 2014. The primary product was refrigerated sausage and biscuits

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North Alabama could become bike destination

Decatur Daily

Date: 2/17/2017 2:30:00 PM

“It may be a 25-year plan, but I think we can take this thing and follow the Tennessee River all the way across the top of the state, which I think would be the coolest thing in the world,” said Joe Campbell, a member of the Calhoun Community College

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Alabama makes an offer not to be refused


Date: 2/17/2017 12:23:00 PM

NOTE: Featured Image is Alabama crayfish Cambarus speleocoopi: This species is distributed in the Tennessee River drainage. It is found in small streams within caves in this region. For complete information on ADCNR’sposter offer, click here

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The Tennessean Hotel prepares to open under Benchmark's Gemstone Collection

Hotel Management

Date: 2/17/2017 10:08:00 AM

Guests of The Tennessean Hotel will have access to nearby attractions at the city’s arts, theater and culinary scene, shop in the boutiques of Market Square, cruises on the Tennessee River, visits to the Knoxville Zoo and multiple historic sites in the area

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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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