Kentucky Lake


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Cooper: Thankful for city's renaissance in past 25 years

Times Free Press

Date: 11/25/2015 11:39:00 PM

Just 15 of those things are: 1. The Tennessee Aquarium: The attraction, which opened overlooking the Tennessee River in 1992, is the catalyst for many of the changes in Chattanooga's downtown. Sneered at by some when it was first suggested, it nevertheless

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Eggners Ferry main span could be set Dec. 1

Cadiz Record

Date: 11/25/2015 2:35:00 PM

Barges then will maneuver the span between piers four and five across the Kentucky Lake navigation channel and the arch will be lowered into position. KYTC District 1 Chief District Engineer Mike McGregor said the process will take 10 to 12 hours to

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Tailgating by the numbers


Date: 11/25/2015 9:09:00 AM

3 - Universities where fans can "sail-gate" by boat: the University of Washington (Lake Washington), the University of Tennessee (Tennessee River) and Baylor University (Brazos River). 10 acres - Size of "The Grove," the grassy area on the Oxford

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Sitting Pretty?

Biomass Magazine

Date: 11/25/2015 7:23:00 AM

In Simet’s story, Northeast Wood Products found paved roads, rail line, existing storage and proximity to the Tennessee River reason enough to buy space at a long-shuttered ethanol plant, where the company is in the midst of building a wood pellet plant

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Water pollution a concern in springs surrounding new Florence landfill


Date: 11/24/2015 8:17:00 PM

David Whiteside and his team at Tennessee River Keeper are learning more about water quality where the new Florence landfill is discharging into seven different springs. “We used a conductivity meter to test the conductivity of water, which basically

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• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 2,380 Miles
• Surface Area: 160,300 Acres
• Volume: 6,002,600 Acre Feet
• Length: 184 Miles
Kentucky Lake is a major navigable reservoir along the Tennessee River in Kentucky and Tennessee. Created in 1944 by the Tennessee Valley Authority's impounding of the Tennessee River by Kentucky Dam, the 160,309-acre (649 km2) lake is the largest artificial lake by surface area in the United States east of the Mississippi River (though not the largest by volume; Lake Cumberland holds that distinction).
It provides a source for hydro-electric power and, as one of the lakes alluded to by the name of Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, is a recreational magnet in western Kentucky and Tennessee.
The lake holds records for the largest of three species of fish ever taken in Kentucky: white bass (5 lb.), Buffalo carp (55 lb.), and yellow perch (1 lb., 4 oz). It is also the major attraction for two Kentucky state parks: Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park to the north and Kenlake State Resort Park to the west.
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