Kentucky Lake


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Rescue crews searching Tennessee River in South Knoxville for person who might have jumped in

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Date: 9/17/2019 11:42:00 PM

Knox County rescue crews are searching for a person who possibly jumped into the Tennessee River in South Knoxville. Crews with the Knoxville Fire Department, Knoxville Police Department and Knox

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Crews search for man in Tennessee River

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Date: 9/17/2019 7:00:00 PM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – First responders with Knoxville Fire Department and Knoxville Police Department were at the scene of a reported drowning Tuesday night. The call came in just before 8 p.m. of

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How can Asian carp bring U.S. and China closer?


Date: 9/17/2019 6:22:00 PM

"We first realized the Asian carp problem in 2009 when one of our biologists and several fishermen caught 4,000 pounds of Asian carp as bycatch in Kentucky Lake," Brooks, director of fisheries for the

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UPDATE: 'Mysterious' substance in Tennessee River determined to be algae


Date: 9/17/2019 6:51:00 AM

UPDATE: Chattanooga Fire Department Special Operations personnel determined the substance found Monday in the Tennessee River was a form of algae and not an environmental hazard. PREVIOUS STORY: The

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WLWT Cincinnati on

Date: 9/17/2019 3:30:00 AM

Tennessee authorities are investigating after a fire at a marina on Kentucky Lake injured one person and damaged 10 boats. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency responded to a report of a houseboat

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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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