Fort Loudoun Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
812.29 FEET
7/24/2016
Full Pool: 813.0
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W.C. Handy Festival: History with a beat

Times Daily

Date: 7/23/2016 10:54:00 PM

He first heard a rudimentary form of the blues along the Tennessee River, where workers sang “field hollers” while they toiled through the day. The music of the church also had a strong influence on him. His first published song was “Memphis Blues

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TDOT abandons consideration of Soddy-Daisy toll bridge

Associated Press

Date: 7/23/2016 3:13:00 PM

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Department of Transportation has denied proposals to build a new toll bridge across the Tennessee River northeast of Chattanooga. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/2alUymT) that TDOT determined

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Body of singer Craig Morgan's son found in Tennessee River

101Noticias.com

Date: 7/22/2016 7:58:00 PM

The 19-year-old son of country music singer Craig Morgan is missing after a boating accident on the Tennessee River. FLOTUS Trapped In George W. Bush's Awkward Dance at Dallas Police Memorial They do not constitute a "war on cops", no matter what former

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Demolition of old western Kentucky bridge slated for Monday

wbbjtv.com

Date: 7/22/2016 2:59:00 PM

Two shorter spans will be removed by crane on a later date. A new bridge, which opened in April, now carries U.S. 68/Kentucky 80 traffic over the Kentucky Lake-Tennessee River navigation channel and connects Aurora, Kentucky, to Land Between the Lakes

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Mechanics pump out Chickamauga Lock for repairs

Dvids

Date: 7/22/2016 1:59:00 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is working to inspect and repair Chickamauga Lock at Tennessee River mile 471 in Chattanooga, Tenn. The 60-foot by 360-foot lock at the Tennessee Valley Authority dam is emptied about every five years so

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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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