Watts Bar Lake


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TWRA holds public meeting to discuss Asian carp concerns in Tennessee River


Date: 5/24/2018 5:42:00 PM

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will hold a public meeting Thursday night in Paris to discuss concerns about Asian carp in the Tennessee River. A longtime TWRA biologist and manager, Tim Broadbent, will be at the meeting

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10 About Town: Memorial Day weekend 2018


Date: 5/24/2018 12:01:00 PM

The fee for this program is $10. Jump in the boat for the annual Gizmo Jam music festival at Gizmo Island on Watts Bar Lake near Rockwood, TN. The festival is only accessible by watercraft. Spend the day on the water listening to several live bands

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36 Hours in Chattanooga

The New York Times

Date: 5/24/2018 7:05:00 AM

Nestled against the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Chattanooga, Tenn., has transformed itself in recent decades from an unassuming town to a hyper clean, high-tech (“Gig City” was the first in the United States to offer

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WAAY 31 I-Team Investigation: Cleaning contaminated water


Date: 5/21/2018 6:45:00 PM

A WAAY 31 I-Team investigation finds out what's next after decades of dumping chemical contaminants into the Tennessee River at Decatur. The dumping started in the 1960's with 3M and later Daikin, among others. In 2016, the revelation caused concerns about

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Smokin' It Up in the Tennessee River Valley

The Business Journals

Date: 5/21/2018 2:41:00 AM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Tennessee River Valley runs through the heart of the South where barbecue reigns king. Each year, barbecue fans make their way to one of many restaurants to enjoy the different styles of barbecue

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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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