Fort Loudoun Lake

TENNESSEE


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810.52 FEET
2/27/2020
Full Pool: 813.0
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Landslide sweeps homes off of bluff and into Tennessee River amid sparks, crackling

Charlotte Observer

Date: 2/25/2020 10:44:00 AM

Two large homes collapsed into the rain-swollen Tennessee River Saturday, and dramatic video shows the tumble was proceeded in one case by the eerie sound of cracking, snapping and sparks of

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The Dream of Catching a Triple-Digit Fish in the Tennessee River Valley

Benzinga.com

Date: 2/24/2020 3:00:00 AM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Whether it is fishing for sport or just for fun, fishing enthusiasts can find world-class lake fishing within the Tennessee River Valley. The area

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Chattanooga construction crew rescues basset hound from Tennessee River

Dayton Daily News

Date: 2/19/2020 2:55:00 PM

A construction crew in Chattanooga put in some overtime Wednesday morning, rescuing a basset hound from the Tennessee River, WTVC reported. The dog, named Buddy, was trapped in some brush along the

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Chattanooga construction crew rescues basset hound from Tennessee River

WSOC-TV

Date: 2/19/2020 2:52:00 PM

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A construction crew in Chattanooga put in some overtime Wednesday morning, rescuing a basset hound from the Tennessee River, WTVC reported. The dog, named Buddy, was trapped in

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Body found in Tennessee River in Alabama identified as missing Chattanooga man

Tennessean

Date: 2/19/2020 5:40:00 AM

The body of a missing Chattanooga man was found in the Tennessee River near the Guntersville Dam in Alabama, weeks after he was reported missing

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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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