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551.60 FEET
2/28/2015
Full Pool: 556.3
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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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Indiana at 200: We responded to Lincoln's call

Greensburg Daily News

Date: 2/27/2015 10:26:00 AM

He was killed in early 1865 along with most of his unit when the boiler on the steamer Eclipse exploded on the Tennessee River in Kentucky. His journal, available in the manuscript collection at the Indiana Historical Society, is an intimate reminder of

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Red Cross seeks local volunteers

Leaf Chronicle

Date: 2/27/2015 8:45:00 AM

To help carry out its mission, The American Red Cross of Tennessee River is seeking volunteer support from area residents. “From serving meals to disaster victims to taking photographs to help tell our story, volunteers contribute throughout our

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10Best: Bike-share programs to tour great cities

USA Today

Date: 2/27/2015 5:30:00 AM

Visitors find it an easy way to get around town and explore the greenway along the Tennessee River. (Photo: Matt Harbison Photography) Forget a rental car or a taxi: The best way for travelers to explore a city is often on two wheels. And with more than 50

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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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