Norris Lake

TENNESSEE


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1,018.77 FEET
7/26/2017
Full Pool: 1,020.0
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URS Rubber Duck Regatta kicks off

fox45now.com

Date: 7/22/2017 6:34:00 PM

Some of the prizes include a seven-bedroom houseboat vacation from Norris Lake Houseboat Rentals, a $1,000 Kroger gift card, a $500 James Free Jewelers gift card and a $1,000 Buffalo Wild Wings gift card

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TWRA: 23 boaters arrested this year for BUI at Percy Priest Lake

FOX17

Date: 7/21/2017 3:05:00 PM

Percy Priest Lake. TWRA said it cracked down on BUI this year, especially on Tennessee's busiest waterways -- Percy Priest Lake and Norris Lake in East Tennessee. J. Percy Priest Lake is about 15 minutes from downtown Nashville and runs through Davidson

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Girl scouts learn life lessons in the wild

LOCAL8now

Date: 7/12/2017 9:27:00 PM

ANDERSON COUNTY, Tenn, (WVLT) -- Behind the gates of Camp Tanasi close to Norris Lake, Girl Scouts have been sleeping in hammocks, cooking over an open fire and learning how to survive in the wild. "Today we made a fire by ourselves without any help

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One of the largest fireworks shows in the Southeast to thunder over Norris Lake

WBIR-TV

Date: 6/28/2017 12:33:00 PM

If you want to get your fix of fireworks before the Fourth of July, then you should definitely think about heading to Norris Lake this Saturday! The Tennessee Valley Authority said Sequoyah Marina is hosting its annual 'Fire on the Water' fireworks show

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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies

EPA

Date: 6/6/2017

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective

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• River: Clinch River
• Length: 809 Miles
• Surface Area: 34,200 Acres
• Volume: 2,040,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,912 Square Miles
• Length: 129 Miles
Norris Lake was created by the construction of Norris Dam in the mid-1930s. Norris Dam was the first major project for the Tennessee Valley Authority, which had been created in 1933 to bring economic development to the region and control the rampant flooding that had long plagued the Tennessee Valley. The dam was named in honor of Nebraska Senator George Norris (1861-1944), a longtime supporter of government-owned power in general, and supporter of TVA in particular. Norris Dam was completed and the gates closed on March 4, 1936, constructed at a cost of $36 million. The dam's first generator went online July 28, 1936.

The Clinch River flows southwestward for 300 miles from its headwaters in Virginia through the rugged, sparsely-populated hills of northeastern Tennessee before emptying into the Tennessee River near Kingston. Norris Dam is located at just over 79 miles upstream from the mouth of the Clinch, immediately downstream from the river's confluence with Cove Creek, which joins the river from the northwest. The reservoir includes parts of Anderson, Campbell, Union, Claiborne, and Grainger counties. Norris Reservoir spans a 73-mile stretch of the Clinch from the dam to River Ridge at the Claiborne-Grainger county line. The reservoir also covers the lower 56 miles of the Powell River, which empties into the Clinch 10 miles upstream from Norris Dam.

Norris Freeway, a section of U.S. Highway 441 widened in the 1930s to aide in dam construction, crosses the top of Norris Dam and connects the area to Interstate 75 at Lake City, Tennessee to the west and Knoxville to the south. Along with the reservation maintained by TVA for the operation of Norris Dam, most of the lower Norris Reservoir is surrounded by conservation lands, including Norris Dam State Park adjacent to the reservation, the Cove Creek Wildlife Management Area across the lake to the north, and the Chuck Swan State Forest, which protects a large undeveloped area a few miles upstream.
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