Fort Loudoun Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
811.24 FEET
11/15/2018
Full Pool: 813.0
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Native American roots run deep in Tennessee Valley

The Redstone Rocket

Date: 11/14/2018 8:07:00 AM

For at least 13,000 years, the Tennessee River has served as a major transportation corridor and resource base for people in this part of North America. The earliest people to ply its waters were the

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Fulmer's referenced pedestrian bridge spanning Tennessee River is long way off

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 11/13/2018 12:48:00 PM

Fulmer's referenced pedestrian bridge spanning Tennessee River is long way off UT Athletic Director Fulmer mentioned the idea of a future pedestrian bridge during a news conference dedicated to renova

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Parents of Mt. Juliet murder victim beg for answers in 2017 killing

WKRN-TV

Date: 11/13/2018 5:44:00 AM

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — The family of a Wilson County man murdered and dumped in the Tennessee River in 2017 is begging for the public to help find his killer. Scott Damon, a Mt. Juliet father o

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Tennessee Trail Of Tears Association To Hold Commemorative Walk Nov. 10

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 11/6/2018 7:37:00 AM

The walk is to remember those who crossed the Tennessee River at Blythe’s Ferry during the forced removal of the Cherokees in 1838. "Blythe’s Ferry is named for the original owners, William Blythe and

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Five boats in top three for lightweights at Head of the Hooch

Wisconsin Badgers

Date: 11/4/2018 1:36:00 AM

CHATANOOGA, Tenn. – With entries in three different events on the first day of the Head of the Hooch, the Wisconsin women's lightweight rowing team had a fun time in the program's final outside fall c

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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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