Fort Loudoun Lake

TENNESSEE


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812.88 FEET
10/23/2020
Full Pool: 813.0
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Paducah-McCracken County, Calvert City named in RiverTowns Program

Paducah Sun

Date: 10/22/2020 10:15:00 PM

McCracken County and Calvert City are two of the 15 Tennessee River communities selected for an inaugural cohort of the Tennessee RiverTowns Program, according to an announcement Thursday

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Decatur to become a Tennessee RiverTown, with goal of enhancing recreation and tourism

Decatur Daily

Date: 10/22/2020 10:10:00 PM

Decatur will be one of 15 Tennessee River communities in a new program that local leaders hope will bring tourists, jobs and recreational growth to the city in the coming

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Guntersville deemed part of the Tennessee RiverTown Program

Huntsville-Decatur WAFF on MSN.com

Date: 10/22/2020 8:06:41 PM

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Guntersville is one of 15 Tennessee River communities selected for the inaugural Tennessee Rivertown program. Lake Guntersville is known for its beautiful scenery, boating

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South Pittsburg selected to be part of Tennessee RiverLine trail project

Times Free Press

Date: 10/22/2020 7:10:00 AM

The first step in an expansive new regional trail system will include the area communities of South Pittsburg and Bridgeport (Ala.). A total of 15 communities have been accepted as part of the

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Alabama suspects still on the loose in Marion County near state line

Times Free Press

Date: 10/21/2020 2:41:00 PM

Authorities in Marion County, Tennessee, are looking for a man suspected in a Tennessee kidnapping and a teenage girl who has been on the run with him

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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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