Fort Loudoun Lake

TENNESSEE


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812.95 FEET
5/26/2018
Full Pool: 813.0
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TWRA holds public meeting to discuss Asian carp concerns in Tennessee River

WBBJ-TV

Date: 5/24/2018 5:42:00 PM

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will hold a public meeting Thursday night in Paris to discuss concerns about Asian carp in the Tennessee River. A longtime TWRA biologist and manager, Tim Broadbent, will be at the meeting

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36 Hours in Chattanooga

The New York Times

Date: 5/24/2018 7:05:00 AM

Nestled against the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Chattanooga, Tenn., has transformed itself in recent decades from an unassuming town to a hyper clean, high-tech (“Gig City” was the first in the United States to offer

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WAAY 31 I-Team Investigation: Cleaning contaminated water

WAAY-TV

Date: 5/21/2018 6:45:00 PM

A WAAY 31 I-Team investigation finds out what's next after decades of dumping chemical contaminants into the Tennessee River at Decatur. The dumping started in the 1960's with 3M and later Daikin, among others. In 2016, the revelation caused concerns about

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Smokin' It Up in the Tennessee River Valley

The Business Journals

Date: 5/21/2018 2:41:00 AM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Tennessee River Valley runs through the heart of the South where barbecue reigns king. Each year, barbecue fans make their way to one of many restaurants to enjoy the different styles of barbecue

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Explore Tennessee River Valley Launches New Brand and Logo Design

The Business Journals

Date: 5/21/2018 12:41:00 AM

The Tennessee River Valley Stewardship Council launches a new brand and logo for the Tennessee River Valley Mapguide project. In the 2016, the expansion of the mapguide project from two states to 7 states prompted a logo redesign to better represent

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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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