Watts Bar Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
740.97 FEET
10/16/2017
Full Pool: 741.0
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Tiny Jewels of the Air -- Natchez Trace Pkwy nr Tennessee River, Lauderdale Co. AL

waymarking.com

Date: 10/15/2017 11:00:00 PM

This flora and fauna information sign about local hummingbirds is located at a pull-out along the Natchez Trace Parkway north of the Tennessee River in Lauderdale County AL. Take a photo of yourself (and others) at the waymark and feel free to share any

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Experience the Tennessee River Gorge with the Tennessee Aquarium’s fall color cruises

Nooga

Date: 10/15/2017 5:16:00 AM

If you’ve taken a ride aboard the River Gorge Explorer deep into the Tennessee River Gorge, you’re aware of the stunning perspective it offers on the area’s striking geography and abundant wildlife. And later this month, fall foliage coating the

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Go West to Hunt in the Tennessee River Valley: 9 Tips for Successful Hunts on Public Lands

StreetInsider

Date: 10/14/2017 1:08:00 AM

"Go West" was familiar advice in the 1800s and it's still a sound recommendation, especially when seeking abundant places to hunt in the Western Tennessee River Valley. While many hunters prefer private land, it is often unavailable, prohibitively

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Kilby students get art lesson on prehistoric life

Times Daily

Date: 10/13/2017 12:50:00 AM

"These UNA education majors are teaching these young children that these items, though replicas, that were excavated from along our Tennessee River are representative of the beautiful art objects that came from right here," Cooney said. "Our focus is to

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Firefighters Assist Stranded Boaters

WDEF

Date: 10/12/2017 4:25:00 PM

Chattanooga, Tenn. — Chattanooga firefighters assisted stranded boaters on the Tennessee River this evening. Two boaters near Ross’s Landing called 911 for help after the motor on their boat failed. Details are still being obtained, but Battalion

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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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