Watts Bar Lake


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GPS, McCallie partner to build $5.1 million rowing center on banks of Tennessee River

Times Free Press

Date: 9/13/2019 3:01:00 PM

Two of Chattanooga's legacy private schools are celebrating a new partnership, years in the making. Members of the Girls Preparatory School and McCallie School communities broke ground on a new $5.1

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Chattanooga To Participate In Keep The Tennessee River Beautiful Campaign


Date: 9/13/2019 11:46:00 AM

Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful will soon launch a month-long tour of weekend cleanups and awards ceremonies in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky in celebration of October being

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Obit: Tommie Hodges

Times Free Press

Date: 9/10/2019 9:19:00 PM

SPRING CITY — Tommie Jo “T.J.” May Hodges, 82, died peacefully at home on Watts Bar Lake on Saturday, September 7, 2019 in the company of her husband of nearly 63 years. Born December 15, 1936 in

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First responders rescue motorcyclist thrown over Tennessee River Bridge during crash

The Jackson Sun

Date: 9/9/2019 1:13:00 PM

First responders rescue motorcyclist thrown over Tennessee River Bridge during crash Multiple agencies mobilized to rescue a motorcyclist who was thrown over the side of the Tennessee River bridge on

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PODCAST: Clint Powell And Dawson Wheeler Interview Ted Herget, Founder Of Gearhead Outfitters


Date: 9/9/2019 8:18:00 AM

Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful (KTNRB) is currently seeking applications for the first annual Tennessee River Ripple Effect Awards presented by Yamaha Rightwaters. The awards will recognize

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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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