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10/30/2014
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Cost of new lock rises as old lock at Chickamauga Dam is repaired

Times Free Press

Date: 10/31/2014 12:31:00 AM

“The shut down of the Chickamauga Lock is a real hardship for river shipments on upper part of the Tennessee River, but hopefully this will be a wake up call for the Corps and Congress to do more to make sure the new replacement lock is funded and can be

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'Watershed' exhibit portrays complex relationship of man and river

Herald Standard

Date: 10/30/2014 11:55:00 PM

Every watershed is made up of smaller watersheds or basins, and the Southern portion of the Mississippi Watershed is made up of three major river basins, The French Broad River, The Tennessee River and The Mississippi River. Each of these basins forms a

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American Queen to dock again at Clarksville’s McGregor Park, Friday

Clarksville Online

Date: 10/30/2014 8:00:00 PM

While the boat isn’t open for the public to climb aboard, it does host several trips a year along the Mississippi River, Ohio River and Tennessee River and trips can be booked online. Most trips on the American Queen last seven days. During the trip

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Maintenance makeover drains Wheeler Lock

Montgomery Advertiser

Date: 10/30/2014 6:04:00 PM

Donald Dean, assistant operations manager of the middle Tennessee River and lockmaster at Wheeler Lock in the northwest corner of Alabama, said the maintenance crew combs over everything to ensure it is in good working order and operational. “Our

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Tennessee health profile - Houston County

Examiner

Date: 10/30/2014 3:53:00 PM

Houston County, Tennessee is in the northwest part of the state on the Tennessee River. Their principal city is Erin, so named by Irish laborers who built a railroad there just before the Civil War. Their campsite reminded them of home. One of the county

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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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