Fort Loudoun Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
812.89 FEET
5/26/2017
Full Pool: 813.0
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Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office receives donation for water patrols

WSFA 12

Date: 5/25/2017 7:00:00 PM

The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office purchased a new rescue boat and two WaveRunners to patrol the Tennessee River. Their fleet is possible because of an anonymous donation of more than $40,000. There will be 11 officers with the marine division so

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TVA to trim budget and cut staff in 2018

WRCB 3 Chattanooga

Date: 5/25/2017 5:41:00 AM

After helping to harness the power of the Tennessee River, Appalachia's coal fields and the atom first split in Oak Ridge, the Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing to slow down a bit after 84 years

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New study finds $1 million-per-mile economic impact of TVA reservoirs

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Date: 5/24/2017 2:31:00 PM

First developed to provide flood control, navigation and hydroelectric power, TVA's integrated development plan for the Tennessee River and its tributaries also provides boating, swimming, and fishing enthusiasts their choice of unique destinations across

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NR 17-016: Media invited to Tony Ellis Bridge naming ceremony

United States Army

Date: 5/24/2017 9:24:00 AM

GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (May 24, 2017) – A ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 30 at 9 a.m., to name the US Highway 62 Bridge across the Tennessee River below Kentucky Dam the “George A. (Tony) Ellis Bridge.” The ceremony will be held at the Grand Rivers

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East Bound and Down: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Pink Bike

Date: 5/24/2017 9:08:00 AM

With three prominent mountains (Signal, Raccoon, and Lookout) flanking the city from the northeast to the southeast, the Appalachian Mountains draped along the western border, and liquid assets that include the venerable Tennessee River flowing through

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• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 360 Miles
• Surface Area: 14,600 Acres
• Volume: 386,500 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 9,555 Square Miles
• Length: 55 Miles
Fort Loudoun Reservoir, located on the Tennessee River at Knoxville, is the uppermost in the chain of nine TVA reservoirs that form a continuous navigable channel from there to Paducah, Kentucky, 652 miles away.

Fort Loudoun Reservoir takes its name from the 18th-century British fort built on a nearby site during the French and Indian War. The fort was named for John Campbell, the fourth Earl of Loudoun, commander of British forces in North America at the time.

Fort Loudoun is a popular recreation destination, known for bass fishing, boating, and birdwatching. The tailwater area immediately below the dam is an excellent site for viewing a variety of waterbirds, including herons, cormorants, gulls, osprey, and bald eagles.

The reservoir is connected by a short canal to Tellico Reservoir on the nearby Little Tennessee River. Water is diverted through the canal to Fort Loudoun for power production. The canal also offers commercial barges access to Tellico without the need for a lock. Barges passing through the Fort Loudoun lock carry about half a million tons of cargo a year.
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