Fort Loudoun Lake


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Steeped in History: Exploring the Tennessee River Valley Through Interactive and Educational Museums


Date: 7/12/2019 2:12:00 AM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 12, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Flowing 652 miles through seven states -Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee- the Tennessee River

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Gov. Kay Ivey: State environmental agency needs to do better

Tuscaloosa News

Date: 7/11/2019 6:36:00 PM

HUNTSVILLE — Alabama's environmental agency needs to do a better job responding to chemical releases into the Tennessee River in north Alabama, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Wednesday. Responding to

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The Yamaha 242 Limited S Is Ready To Escape the Lake

Popular Mechanics

Date: 7/11/2019 12:00:00 PM

where Yamaha builds its jet boats at a factory on the Little Tennessee River. But could a Yamaha 242 fit into a dual-purpose fresh-saltwater role, in the manner of a Mastercraft X24 Saltwater Series

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey wants ADEM to respond to river pollution

Date: 7/11/2019 7:10:00 AM

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey criticized the state’s environmental management agency Wednesday for its response to reports of industrial contaminants released into the Tennessee River. “I have respect for

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Man wanted in robbery,shooting arrested near Tennessee River


Date: 7/10/2019 3:23:00 PM

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, TN (WSMV) - Humphreys County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested a man wanted by Sumner County authorities near the Tennessee River on Tuesday. According to the Humphreys County

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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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