Watts Bar Lake


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Resident suggests guardrails on scenic road near Waterloo

Times Daily

Date: 1/15/2017 10:30:00 PM

WATERLOO -- Norma Matthews is concerned that a lack of guardrails on a segment of Lauderdale 14 could allow vehicles to end up in the Tennessee River. On one side of the scenic drive just east of the rural Lauderdale County town is a rock wall, but on the

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Alabama threatens to sue in tri-state ‘water wars’ involving Georgia, Florida

Gainesville Times

Date: 1/15/2017 2:40:00 PM

Tallapoosa and Tennessee River Basins.” Much of southeast Hall County is in the Oconee River Basin, which flows to the Atlantic Ocean. The ACF flows to the Gulf of Mexico. In his order, Lancaster doesn’t elaborate on his point about the interbasin

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Preserving the past: National Park Service gains more Civil War sites

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Date: 1/15/2017 7:33:00 AM

In early 1862, Gen. Ulysses Grant captured Fort Henry and Fort Donelson in Tennessee, so he controlled the Tennessee River from Kentucky to Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Wilkerson said the general’s next target was the railroad crossing at Corinth that

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Mound museum opens this week

Times Daily

Date: 1/14/2017 11:06:00 PM

FLORENCE -- The new museum in the shadow of the Native American mound near the Tennessee River will open its doors to the public Wednesday. "It's a small but beautiful museum," said Libby Jordan, manager of the city museum system. "It's going to be a

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Pipeline reopens near Chattanooga after gasoline leak


Date: 1/14/2017 6:33:00 AM

Environmental Protection Agency spokesman Jason McDonald says the gas never reached the creek, which runs into the nearby Tennessee River. Smith says there is no danger to the public and Colonial is paying the bill for the cleanup. Colonial Pipeline

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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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