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The Unrivaled Canyon Hike In Tennessee Everyone Should Take At Least Once

Date: 10/24/2016 5:47:00 PM

The Tennessee River Gorge, located just a hop, skip and a jump from Chattanooga, is known as “The Grand Canyon of the South.” With over 17,000 acres of protected land, the canyon is known for its unprecedented beauty

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Steal Away to The Shoals

Date: 10/24/2016 9:37:00 AM

In the Northwest corner of Alabama, the Tennessee River links four cities—Florence, Tuscumbia, Muscle Shoals, and Sheffield—to form the area known as The Shoals. Each community has its own personality, but they share a common thread. Together

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Southern Company, TVA sign mutual aid agreements to help restore power after significant events

Date: 10/24/2016 9:20:00 AM

In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic

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A watershed moment of inspiration?

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 10/24/2016 8:19:00 AM

When I heard about Ross Bagwell’s idea for an artificial waterfall on the Tennessee River in downtown Knoxville, my first reaction was, “Yeah, right. Is he gonna get plastic salmon to leap up these fake cascades on faux spawning runs? Or will he train

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Larry Cain Makes It a Three-Peat at Chattajack

Date: 10/23/2016 1:00:00 AM

and competitors traveling from far and wide for a chance to paddle down the beautiful Tennessee River Gorge. Conditions always dictate the times, with the wind and current having a big impact. Larry’s win this year was just over 15 minutes outside his

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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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