Fort Loudoun Lake


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Full Pool: 813.0
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Hooked on Big Fish: Decatur native featured in Discovery Channel's "All on the Line"

Decatur Daily

Date: 5/20/2020 10:00:00 PM

Captain Johnny Johnson Jr. battled the 1,236-pound tuna as it pulled his boat, the Subdivider, more than 12 miles across the Atlantic Ocean

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Lowered Rain Chances Entering Mid-Week


Date: 5/19/2020 6:59:00 PM

It felt significantly cooler today with several areas struggling to reach 70 degrees. Jackson saw a recorded high of 67°F this afternoon. Scattered showers were likley in areas north and east, closer

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Meet the Chef: Tony Bethune commands Top of the Rock near Jasper Highlands

Times Free Press

Date: 5/19/2020 6:28:00 PM

Tony Bethune mans the kitchen of a restaurant that may have the most- Valley. Top of the Rock is perched high atop a ridge of the Cumberland Plateau, towering above Jasper, Tennessee, at the entrance

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Cary Clark's Greatest Games: 1994 Tennessee

Sports Illustrated

Date: 5/19/2020 11:11:00 AM

On October 15, 1994 a freshman UT quarterback named Peyton Manning, son of Ole Miss legend Archie, lost for the only time in four starts against Alabama. Led by senior stars Sherman Williams and Jay

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The Shoals is rich in musical heritage, but that’s not all

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Date: 5/19/2020 4:25:00 AM

Nestled in northwestern Alabama along the banks of the Tennessee River, the Shoals — also known as “the Quad” or “Quad-Cities” — encompasses the towns of Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle

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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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