Watts Bar Lake


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Full Pool: 741.0
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Williams Papers Tell Much Of The Lot Of The Slaves In Early Chattanooga (17th In A Series)


Date: 3/24/2019 6:26:00 PM

There were few antebellum plantations in the Chattanooga region, but on the banks of the Tennessee River five miles below town Samuel Williams had "an old-fashioned Southern plantation that was

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Kilgore's Corner: Call it Major League Fishing

Muskogee Phoenix

Date: 3/23/2019 10:14:00 PM

The 2019 Bassmaster Classic, considered the crown jewel of bass fishing, was held last weekend on the Tennessee River in Knoxville, Tenn. The world championship tournament drew a record attendance of

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Tennessee Riverkeeper removes one ton of garbage from Decatur tributary


Date: 3/23/2019 3:18:00 PM

DECATUR, Ala. – On Saturday, more than two dozen volunteers gathered in Decatur, removing over 2,900 lbs of litter from Brush Creek, a tributary of the Tennessee River. The 2,900 lbs included

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Tennessee Riverkeeper continues micro-plastic campaign; Litter cleanup


Date: 3/23/2019 1:45:00 PM

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - More than two dozen Tennessee Riverkeeper Volunteers removed over 2,900 lbs of litter from Brush Creek today, a tributary of the Tennessee River in Decatur. This includes about

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Sohn: A whole other - better - downtown

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Date: 3/22/2019 10:43:00 PM

Pretty much the only life left on what many Chattanoogans remember as the old Combustion Engineering plant property was a few stubborn grasses — grown tall and waving in the breeze off the Tennessee

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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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