Watts Bar Lake


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736.73 FEET
Full Pool: 741.0
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Logo unveiled for bicentennial

Times Daily

Date: 2/25/2017 10:50:00 PM

The logo for the 2018 observance was unveiled last week. It features O'Neal Bridge spanning the Tennessee River, which designers say symbolizes a bridging of the past and present. "We're going to start in March with a birthday celebration, then highlight

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TVA shaped Decatur's future

Decatur Daily

Date: 2/25/2017 10:31:00 PM

Today, cargo freely moves up and down the Tennessee River through the Tennessee Valley. Anglers cast their lines in hopes of landing a trophy fish or even that night’s dinner. Industries line the river providing hundreds of jobs to the local economy

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Court gives preliminary approval to Daikin settlement of water claims

Decatur Daily

Date: 2/24/2017 10:18:00 PM

The lawsuit arose from claims that 3M Co., Dyneon LLC and Daikin discharged industrial chemicals from their Decatur plants that ended up in the Tennessee River and ultimately contaminated West Morgan-East Lawrence drinking water. The members of the class

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Judge allows $5 million settlement between Daikin Company and water authority


Date: 2/24/2017 7:22:00 PM

This was part of the lawsuit brought against Daikin, 3M and Dyneon last year for allowing the chemicals PFOA and PFOS into the Tennessee River, which can lead to health problems. $4 million will be used to reimburse the water authority for the cost of

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Preliminary Knox County middle school rezoning plan would affect 6 other schools


Date: 2/24/2017 6:18:00 PM

Most students who live north of the Tennessee River and are currently zoned to South-Doyle Middle would be rezoned to Vine Middle. Parts of the current Carter and Holston Middle zones would also be rezoned to Vine. Students on Boyd’s Bridge Pike from 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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