Norris Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
1,026.26 FEET
4/25/2017
Full Pool: 1,020.0
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Rescue Squad Fishing Tournament results

Claiborne Progress

Date: 4/11/2017 4:12:00 PM

The 16th Annual Claiborne County Rescue Squad (CCRS) Bass Fishing Tournament was held on Norris Lake April 1 and was launched from the Brogan Hollow Boat Ramp. This annual tournament is a major fund raiser for the CCRS and once again the tournament was a

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Today's Sports

LaFollette Press

Date: 4/6/2017 7:01:00 AM

The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). The lake level on Friday, April 8 was 1,014.70 feet, which is four feet higher than the previous week

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Annual Oak Ridge bike rides raises awareness for lupus

WATE

Date: 3/28/2017 2:27:00 PM

Riders of all skill levels and all bike types are welcome. Organizers of the ride say the course is “picturesque” with beautiful scenery and winding roads along Norris Lake. The ride leaves at Hot Bagle Company at 10:00 a.m. The first 200 registrants

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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (March

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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/6/2017

Water Resources Outlook (March

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• River: Clinch River
• Length: 809 Miles
• Surface Area: 34,200 Acres
• Volume: 2,040,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,912 Square Miles
• Length: 129 Miles
Norris Lake was created by the construction of Norris Dam in the mid-1930s. Norris Dam was the first major project for the Tennessee Valley Authority, which had been created in 1933 to bring economic development to the region and control the rampant flooding that had long plagued the Tennessee Valley. The dam was named in honor of Nebraska Senator George Norris (1861-1944), a longtime supporter of government-owned power in general, and supporter of TVA in particular. Norris Dam was completed and the gates closed on March 4, 1936, constructed at a cost of $36 million. The dam's first generator went online July 28, 1936.

The Clinch River flows southwestward for 300 miles from its headwaters in Virginia through the rugged, sparsely-populated hills of northeastern Tennessee before emptying into the Tennessee River near Kingston. Norris Dam is located at just over 79 miles upstream from the mouth of the Clinch, immediately downstream from the river's confluence with Cove Creek, which joins the river from the northwest. The reservoir includes parts of Anderson, Campbell, Union, Claiborne, and Grainger counties. Norris Reservoir spans a 73-mile stretch of the Clinch from the dam to River Ridge at the Claiborne-Grainger county line. The reservoir also covers the lower 56 miles of the Powell River, which empties into the Clinch 10 miles upstream from Norris Dam.

Norris Freeway, a section of U.S. Highway 441 widened in the 1930s to aide in dam construction, crosses the top of Norris Dam and connects the area to Interstate 75 at Lake City, Tennessee to the west and Knoxville to the south. Along with the reservation maintained by TVA for the operation of Norris Dam, most of the lower Norris Reservoir is surrounded by conservation lands, including Norris Dam State Park adjacent to the reservation, the Cove Creek Wildlife Management Area across the lake to the north, and the Chuck Swan State Forest, which protects a large undeveloped area a few miles upstream.
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