Watts Bar Lake News

6/16/2018 9:03:00 PM
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Lake sturgeon, the largest fish in the Tennessee River system, had disappeared in the 1970s because of poor water quality, excess commercial fishing and a lack of environmental controls when Tennessee Valley Authority built the river's dam system.

6/16/2018 10:16:00 AM
DVIDSHub
CHATTANOOGA Tenn. – The city of Chattanooga welcomed military members to its Riverbend Festival by hosting a Military Appreciation night, on the Coke main stage along the Tennessee River at Ross’s Landing, and featured, the United States Fleet Forces ...

6/15/2018 9:26:00 PM
WLTX
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - High pressure will be building over the Tennessee River Valley this weekend. This will help decrease the chance for rain. There will be widely scattered thunderstorms this afternoon, but little chance for rain after today. However ...

6/15/2018 6:07:00 PM
WTVC
We went out on the Tennessee River Friday with TVA biologists to show you electro-fishing. "The Tennessee river is an amazingly diverse system," Biologist Kurt Lakin said. The fastest way to see all the variety is by electro-fishing. It's a process used to ...

6/15/2018 2:41:00 PM
WBIR
You may have seen your next vacation option from the Tennessee River, surrounded by Ijams Nature Center. It was designed to be a truly unique house at the end of dead end street. "It's just a gem that is right here very close to Downtown Knoxville," Judy ...

6/13/2018 2:17:00 PM
thedailytimes
Steven Paul, a Blount County resident and fishing guide, caught the 55-inch-long musky on June 5 in Watts Bar Lake. (Northerners spell the fish's name muskie, but in the South it's known as a musky.) Paul said he began casting a Joe Bucher Glide Raider ...

6/12/2018 1:35:00 PM
Chattanooga Times Free Press
The closure of a bridge over the Tennessee River in Jackson County, Ala., for repairs that start June 18 will create some lengthy detours for residents who need to cross the river on Alabama 117. Alabama Department of Transportation officials said the ...

6/9/2018 10:50:00 AM
U.S. News & World Report
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The death of a firefighter whose body was found in the Tennessee River has been ruled a suspected homicide. News outlets say that an autopsy report shows Nashville Fire Department firefighter Jesse Reed "drowned with a ...

6/8/2018 5:06:00 PM
WTVC
Chattanooga's annual summer festival is aptly named Riverbend because it's hosted on the bend of the Tennessee River. That means music lovers have an unconventional option when it comes to how to take in the festival. We spoke with boating veterans Friday ...

6/7/2018 4:27:00 PM
Chattanoogan.com
Developers have closed on a deal to buy the huge Alstom property on the Tennessee River for $30 million. The former Combustion Engineering site on Riverfront Parkway was sold to West End Properties, LLC. The development company was just formed a couple of ...

6/6/2018 10:46:00 PM
WRCB
Tennessee American Water has begun staging the equipment needed for the installation of a third additional pipe in the Tennessee River. While these deliveries are being made, a small portion of the Riverpark behind the Tennessee American Water plant will ...

6/6/2018 10:02:00 PM
WBBJ-TV
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of students and professors from the University of Tennessee are working to make the Tennessee River more accessible. WBIR-TV reports it took two years for students in a landscape architecture class to create a map for a ...

6/6/2018 4:04:00 PM
USA Today
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A teenager captured on video tossing a dog to its death from a railroad bridge hundreds of feet above a Tennessee river one year ago has been charged, according to court records. The Scott County teenager was 17 when an unidentified ...

6/6/2018 3:44:00 PM
Chattanoogan.com
Tennessee American Water has begun staging the equipment needed for the installation of a third additional pipe in the Tennessee River. While these deliveries are being made, a small portion of the Riverpark behind the Tennessee American Water plant will ...

6/6/2018 11:08:00 AM
wdef.com
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A group of students and professors from the University of Tennessee are working to make the Tennessee River more accessible. WBIR-TV reports it took two years for students in a landscape architecture class to create a map for a ...

6/6/2018 12:06:00 AM
The Republic
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A group of students and professors from the University of Tennessee are working to make the Tennessee River more accessible. WBIR-TV reports it took two years for students in a landscape architecture class to create a map for a 652 ...

6/5/2018 11:38:00 PM
The Seattle Times
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of students and professors from the University of Tennessee are working to make the Tennessee River more accessible. WBIR-TV reports it took two years for students in a landscape architecture class to create a map for a ...

6/5/2018 9:57:00 PM
The Business Journals
The Tennessee River Valley is known for its many rivers, recreational lakes, and waterways that stretch across the region connecting rural communities to larger metro areas. Each year, millions of visitors are drawn to the promise of miles of whitewater ...

6/5/2018 3:25:00 PM
WRCB
TVA has had all nine dams open along the Tennessee River since last week, including Chickamauga. Set up for the Riverbend Music Festival started a few days ago. With the main stage floating on the Tennessee River, Friends of the Festival marketing ...

6/5/2018 1:54:00 AM
WBTV
A Denver man lost his life in a Tennessee boating incident this past weekend. Three people were in a boat that overturned below the Fort Loudoun Dam along the Tennessee River Saturday morning, according to WVLT. WVLT reported that Donald McCorkle ...

6/4/2018 8:07:00 PM
WHNT
HUNTSVILLE, Ala - Huntsville's gateway to the Tennessee River is getting a much-needed facelift. Ditto Landing received a $10,000 grant to kickstart a renovation project to improve the public restrooms and campsites. "We're excited about them, we're ...

6/4/2018 7:14:00 PM
WBIR
A group of UT students have been working on a massive project to make the entire Tennessee River more accessible. It’s a multi-modal trail system that will stretch from Knoxville to Paducah, Kentucky. This map above is a product of two years of hard work ...

6/4/2018 6:06:00 PM
WHNT
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. — A settlement in a class action suit alleging chemically tainted Tennessee River water was thrown out Monday by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The settlement was drawn up between the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and ...

6/4/2018 6:48:00 AM
The Charlotte Observer
A.J. Re, 23, was one of three Lincoln County men in the boat when it vanished on the Tennessee River, just below the Ft. Loudoun Dam, reported TV station WBIR. A specific cause of his death was not reported. The other two men in the boat who survived were ...

6/3/2018 9:05:00 PM
thedailytimes
Authorities have identified the victim in a fatal boating accident on the Tennessee River in Lenoir City on Saturday. A.J. Re’, 23, Denver, N.C., was killed in the accident that sent three men overboard into treacherous waters, the Tennessee Wildlife ...

6/3/2018 4:35:00 PM
WBBJ-TV
LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A North Carolina man was killed when a fishing boat was forced underwater in the Tennessee River. Three men were in the boat around 10 a.m. Saturday when it was pulled into water being discharged from Fort Loudoun Dam, according ...

6/3/2018 9:11:00 AM
WRCB
One man has died and two others are recovering after they went overboard in the Tennessee River Saturday. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the three men from North Carolina were in a 22-foot fishing boat that overturned after it was ...

6/2/2018 9:17:00 PM
thedailytimes
Authorities are investigating a fatal boating accident on the Tennessee River in Lenoir City on Saturday, when three men went overboard into treacherous waters. One of the men died, while the two others were taken to the hospital, the Tennessee Wildlife ...

6/2/2018 6:48:00 PM
WITN
LENOIR CITY, TN (AP) - A North Carolina man was killed when a fishing boat was forced underwater in the Tennessee River. Three men were in the boat around 10 a.m. Saturday when it was pulled into water being discharged from Fort Loudoun Dam, according to a ...

6/2/2018 3:59:00 PM
Chattanooga Times Free Press
LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A North Carolina man was killed when a fishing boat was forced underwater in the Tennessee River. Three men were in the boat around 10 a.m. Saturday when it was pulled into water being discharged from Fort Loudoun Dam, according ...

6/2/2018 2:51:00 PM
WRAL
LENOIR CITY, Tenn. — A North Carolina man was killed when a fishing boat was forced underwater in the Tennessee River. Three men were in the boat around 10 a.m. Saturday when it was pulled into water being discharged from Fort Loudoun Dam, according to a ...

6/2/2018 2:21:00 PM
Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville Gran Prix powerboats race on Tennessee river Knoxville Gran Prix powerboats race on Tennessee river on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Check out this story on knoxnews.com: https://knoxne.ws/2LVCLUX

6/2/2018 11:31:00 AM
wdef.com
LENIOR, Tenn. (WDEF) – The TWRA is investigating a fatal boating accident that killed one person in the Tennessee River below Ft. Loudoun Dam Saturday morning. Officials say 3 men went overboard into “treacherous waters.” Two of the victims have been ...

6/2/2018 11:05:00 AM
Knoxville News Sentinel
Man killed, one hospitalized after boat forced underwater in Tennessee River One man was killed and another was sent to the hospital after a fishing boat was forced underwater Saturday morning in the Tennessee River. Check out this story on knoxnews.com ...

6/2/2018 10:34:00 AM
Chattanoogan.com
The TWRA is investigating a fatal boating accident that occurred in the Tennessee River below the Fort Loudoun Dam Saturday morning where three men went overboard into treacherous waters. Two of the victims have been taken to the hospital and one has been ...

6/1/2018 9:17:00 PM
Chattanooga Times Free Press
TVA was spilling water at eight of its nine mainstream dams and at many of its upstream reservoirs, so Hickey cautioned boaters and others on the Tennessee River this weekend to be aware of the extra flow of the river because of the recent rains.

6/1/2018 1:47:00 PM
Knoxville Daily Sun
Since its beginning in 1933, TVA has changed to meet the needs of those it serves. Taming the Tennessee River system has led to transportation, community water supplies and recreation that today generate annual economic impacts of $1 million per shoreline ...

6/1/2018 9:55:00 AM
The Herald-News
Officials announced on Friday that this year’s tournament will be held Oct. 13-14 on both Watts Bar Lake in Spring City and Lake Chickamauga in Dayton. To be eligible for the scholarship interested participants must have a Rhea County address.There will ...

5/29/2018 2:03:00 PM
The Herald-News
the duo of Karson Jenkins and Ben Hester emerged as the overall winners of the Junior State Championship held on Watts Bar Lake on May 19. Bringing five fish to the stage, Jenkins and Hester produced a winning bag weighing 12.67 pounds. They beat out West ...

5/29/2018 1:22:00 PM
Chattanoogan.com
"We will work with the purchaser if the site is redeveloped." The plant, that includes a lengthy section by the Tennessee River and the Riverwalk, was at one time Combustion Engineering. A number of manufacturing buildings are still at the site. GE ...





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