Kentucky Lake


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Knoxville couple rushes out on a pontoon to save helicopter crash survivors

10 News

Date: 8/6/2020 9:42:00 PM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A helicopter crashed into the Tennessee River near the Sequoyah Hills neighborhood, killing Joe Clayton. He helped found Clayton Homes and Clayton Automobiles. However

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Missing Granbury Woman, Traci Jones’ Body Found Floating In Container On Kentucky Lake


Date: 8/6/2020 5:00:00 PM

A coroner has identified the body of a Texas woman whose body was found floating in a container in Kentucky Lake, state police said. Katie Johnston reports

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KFD thanks couple for rescuing survivors of Tennessee River helicopter crash

Knoxville WVLT-TV on

Date: 8/6/2020 12:38:53 PM

Officials with the Knoxville Fire Department took to social media to say thank you to a couple who rescued three people from Monday night’s helicopter crash on the Tennessee River. “The Knoxville Fire

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Silver carp not seen locally, but threat still looms


Date: 8/5/2020 10:10:00 PM

Rob Carnegie is aware of the potential threat silver carp poses to the Tennessee River at the Shoals, but so far, anglers participating in fishing tournaments have not

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Recovery efforts begin following fatal Tennessee River helicopter crash

Knoxville WVLT-TV on

Date: 8/5/2020 2:01:05 PM

On Wednesday morning, crews began recovering the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed into the Tennessee River Monday night. On the scene, crews used a crane barge and numerous rescue teams on boats

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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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