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551.50 FEET
3/1/2015
Full Pool: 556.3
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Honerkamp: Whatever happened to Citico Mound?

Times Free Press

Date: 2/28/2015 9:39:00 PM

Located at the junction of Citico Creek and the Tennessee River, near where the Boathouse restaurant now stands, the Citico site was at one time a large village and ceremonial center containing a huge earthen mound. Measuring at least 160 by 120 feet and

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Civil War railroads: Defending the indefensible

The Daily Herald

Date: 2/28/2015 6:24:00 PM

The Union armies that first invaded Tennessee in 1862 came by water (the Tennessee River) and by rail from Louisville to Nashville and then into Columbia. Civil War armies had voracious appetites for both men and animals. Any army that found themselves out

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Authorities investigate possible murder, suicide in Perry County

WKRN

Date: 2/28/2015 2:14:00 PM

Around 1 p.m. Saturday, Linden police were notified of the death of an older couple at a home on Cypress Creek Cove, which is along the Tennessee River. A man reported that he went to check on a couple in the home after he did not hear from them

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Living Small, With Money Left Over

Wall Street Journal

Date: 2/27/2015 9:21:00 PM

For years, developers focused on building luxury condominiums along the Tennessee River to help revive downtown. Kim White, president of River City Co., said her downtown development nonprofit conducted a market study recently and found a severe shortage

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Eagle Anglers focus on fishing, academics ahead of 2015 season

The Herald-News

Date: 2/27/2015 2:32:00 PM

The greatest natural resource for Rhea County is the Tennessee River, Derlak said. “Watts Bar and Chickamauga lakes are two of the greatest playgrounds any child could play on if they love to fish,” Derlak said. “I encourage our community to follow

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• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 899 Miles
• Surface Area: 67,100 Acres
• Volume: 1,050,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 29,590 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 16 Feet
• Length: 74 Miles
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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