Kentucky Lake


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UT Arboretum Society presents 'Microplastics in the Tennessee River'


Date: 5/23/2019 8:53:00 PM

In 2016, Martin Knoll, project manager for the Tenneswim, directed the most detailed analysis of Tennessee River water quality ever conducted. During this project, Knoll and his colleagues found the

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Update: The War On Carp


Date: 5/22/2019 10:06:00 PM

By now, some of you recognize the name Wade White. Once a primary advocate in keeping Tennessee River tailrace areas open to fishing, White has turned his attention to a larger problem, posing a

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Appalachian Trail for the river | Roane County to be part of TN Riverline project


Date: 5/20/2019 7:06:00 PM

KINGSTON, Tenn. — Love a good outdoor adventure? How about paddling the Appalachian Trail of the Tennessee River? The Tennessee Riverline project aims to create a series of experiences along the river

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Car pulled from Tennessee River by Morgan County Rescue Squad


Date: 5/20/2019 7:59:00 AM

Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate. investigating after a vehicle was pulled from the

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Crews pull car out of Tennessee River, police investigating


Date: 5/19/2019 6:20:00 AM

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - Crews in Morgan County worked to pull a car out of the Tennessee River on Saturday. The car was found near the Hospitality Park on Highway 31 North early Saturday morning

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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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