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TVCC has cool weekend with 'Little T'

Times Free Press

Date: 7/24/2014 1:20:00 AM

Such was the case with several members of the Tennessee Valley Canoe Club recently. Taking to the cool waters of the Little Tennessee River just north of Franklin, N.C., over the Fourth of July weekend, the group paddled more than 26 miles in three days to

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Search to resume for missing swimmer

Date: 7/23/2014 9:15:00 PM

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. - Efforts to locate a missing swimmer in the Tennessee River in Hardin County were suspended late Wednesday night. According to Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin, they were called to the area near the dam around 3:20 p.m

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Casey barge may be dismantled on the river

Times Free Press

Date: 7/23/2014 9:03:00 PM

In March, the Corps ordered the vessel be removed from its mooring on the Tennessee River, saying it had violated its permit. Casey had the barge floated to Chattanooga from Pittsburgh in 2009, but nothing was built on it. The Chattanooga businessman

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Where the rivers flow: A special voyage

Cleveland Daily Banner

Date: 7/23/2014 5:36:00 PM

I’m surprised I haven’t seen more tugs, so far only seen three the entire trip. I imagine once I get on the Tennessee River, that will change. If you meet one at a lock they have priority over a recreational boat. The wait is three to four hours for

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Demolition progresses on Old Ledbetter Bridge

14 News

Date: 7/23/2014 1:49:00 PM

On Wednesday morning, July 23, a crew started some initial demolition work that included jack-hammering along the end of the main span nearest the McCracken County side of the Tennessee River. The contractor plans to finish the initial dismantling of

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• River: Tennessee River
• Surface Area: 67,100 Acres
• Shoreline: 899 Miles
• Length: 74 Miles
• Volume: 1,050,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 29,590 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 16 Feet
Wheeler Lake is the second-largest lake on the Tennessee River in Northern Alabama, second only to Guntersville Lake, its immediate upstream neighbor. Wheeler Lake is also bordered by Wilson Lake on its downstream side. The lake was constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority just prior to World War II as a means of hydroelectric generation and flood control, as well as to facilitate navigation along the Tennessee River. Today the lake is mostly popular for recreation purposes and barge traffic. The name of this impoundment comes from Civil War general Joseph 'Fightin' Joe Wheeler, who frequented the area during the war and later returned to the area to live.
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