Watts Bar Lake


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Events marking 154th anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga end this weekend

Times Free Press

Date: 11/22/2017 9:03:00 PM

Special Event signs will be posted. The Tennessee River pontoon bridge at Brown's Ferry was a critical link in any chain for Union success at Chattanooga. Join historian Jim Ogden for a one-mile, 90-minute, round-trip walk down to the river at Brown's

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Hits and misses

Times Daily

Date: 11/20/2017 10:24:00 PM

Tennessee Riverkeepers has included six Shoals companies in the top 25 ranking of industries that dump cancer-causing chemicals into the Tennessee River; Brittany Ashley, Kristen Husainy, Bevin Thomaston, Chelsea Wassner and Scarlett Lyons had an idea to

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28 YEARS LATER: Investigators taking another look at Judy Hughes' cold case

WRCB 3 Chattanooga

Date: 11/20/2017 10:48:00 AM

Judy Hughes, 38, was reported missing in 1989 from her north Georgia home. Later that year, parts of her body were discovered in the Tennessee River. For her sister, Charlotte Tawzer, it's been nearly three decades of living without answers. "We do

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Sewage Contaminating Our Water


Date: 11/20/2017 7:00:00 AM

For anyone who lives near Moccasin Bend, it's no secret that there is raw sewage and feces being pumped into our water and the Tennessee River. Ask any fisherman or boater who is on the water before they stop pumping of a morning and they will tell you

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Knoxville BBQ restaurant apologizes for spreading Jon Gruden rumors

The Tennessean

Date: 11/19/2017 7:24:00 AM

Calhoun's issued a statement after social media blew up with chatter about Jon Gruden dining with Peyton Manning at their Tennessee River location in Knoxville. The dining establishment's own account retweeted at least five tweets related to Gruden being

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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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