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Stream pollution workshops planned

Southwest Virginia Updated Daily

Date: 7/28/2014 2:18:00 PM

The Upper Tennessee River Roundtable will lead the workshops Friday, Aug. 1, and Friday, Aug. 8, at White's Mill in Abingdon from 10 a.m. to 12 noon each day. Upper Tennessee River Roundtable is offering these workshops as part of the Virginia Highlands

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Confessions from a Reluctant Boat Owner

Aledo Times Record

Date: 7/28/2014 6:15:00 AM

I, despite being an Eagle Scout, do not enjoy the water so much. Several of our friends have boats too, so it made sense to buy one after our first trip down to Kentucky Lake, via the river. We didn't have a boat at that point and instead of being

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McCoy, Smith make waves at national fishing tournament

La Crosse Tribune

Date: 7/27/2014 4:20:00 PM

The group was then narrowed down to the top 10 teams, as McCoy and Smith just missed the cut. The first two days of the tournament were on Kentucky Lake. On the third and fourth days the tournament switched to Carroll County Reservoir. McCoy said they were

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Hodges: The sharpshooters of Raccoon Mountain

Times Free Press

Date: 7/26/2014 9:02:00 PM

The Alabamians ensconced on Raccoon Mountain in early October 1863 never forgot that shot, or their duty in the gorge of the Tennessee River. After Chickamauga, the besieged Union troops in Chattanooga depended on a supply base at Bridgeport, Ala

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Outdoor adventures: Noodlers go beneath the surface to do battle with monster catfish

Sauk Valley Media

Date: 7/25/2014 9:12:00 PM

COUNCE, Tenn. – To some, it probably looked like Coty Taylor, J.R. Sweat, Barry Jackson, and Will Harlow were just looking to cool off as they waded into the Tennessee River below Pickwick Landing Dam on a recent Saturday morning. But it soon became

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• River: Tennessee River
• Surface Area: 160,300 Acres
• Shoreline: 2,380 Miles
• Length: 184 Miles
• Volume: 6,002,600 Acre Feet
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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