Fort Loudoun Lake


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Author Kim Trevathan preparing to paddle up the Tennessee


Date: 3/16/2018 9:18:00 PM

Kim Trevathan planned to begin paddling up the Tennessee River on March 15, but with the Kentucky Dam spilling water at about 200,000 cubic feet per second, he’ll wait until later this week. The lock there is one of nine he’ll pass through on a 692

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Recent weather patterns create strong fishing, draw anglers to TVA lakes

Decatur Daily

Date: 3/15/2018 10:20:00 PM

It does not matter which TVA reservoir it is. Big bags of bass are being brought to tournament scales each week — a sign the Tennessee River is experiencing a major upswing. “At our Guntersville tournament last week, it took almost 20 pounds to crack

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Alleged thief arrested after attempted burglary leads to oil spill

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Date: 3/14/2018 2:42:00 PM

The transformer held a 50-gallon drum of oil. The oil spilled into a storm drain that leads to Williams Street tributary and eventually the Tennessee River, according to Georgia Environmental Protection Division spokesman Kevin Chambers. An environmental

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Georgia lawmakers launch new bid for resolve boundary dispute

The Business Journals

Date: 3/14/2018 9:50:00 AM

but its real importance is that moving the line to the 35th parallel would give Georgia direct access to an abundant water supply from the Tennessee River. Georgia lawmakers have sought to resolve the state's northern borders for decades without getting

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911 call, search warrants to be sealed during search for missing Nashville firefighter


Date: 3/13/2018 9:23:00 PM

Nashville divers were called to assist with the search on Tuesday for a missing Nashville firefighter believed to be in the Tennessee River. Jesse Reed was reported missing one week ago after his truck went into the river near Waverly, Tennessee

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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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