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Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 9/18/2014 4:27:00 PM

RSVP: or 865-482-2140. Walnut Grove: Reunion for Campbell County community (dispersed in 1930s due to creation of Norris Lake/Dam), 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, Louis' Restaurant, 4661 Old Broadway. Info: 865-457-5459. Halls High School

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What’s happening in Oak Ridge from Sept. 18-24

Oak Ridge Today

Date: 9/17/2014 7:45:00 PM

Call for ticket prices and departure times at 865-241-2140 and visit the website Norris Lake is one of East Tennessee s most loved recreation destinations, but the garbage that is constantly dumped in the lake is

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Tennessee health profile - Campbell County


Date: 9/17/2014 5:48:00 PM

Campbell County, Tennessee is situated on the Kentucky border in East Tennessee. Tourist attractions include Norris Lake and the Campbell County Lonas Young Memorial Park; this is in the Appalachian Mountain region. The county town is Jacksboro

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Zipline over the Chattahoochee Opening this weekend

Date: 9/11/2014

Here it is! - The grand opening of the Blue Heron Zipline Adventure! The only zipline connecting two states and participants will soar 100 ft over the Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park - the best man-made Whitewater Course in the World - USA Today! Achieving speeds of up to 40mph, thrill seekers will zip over to the

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What’s happening in Oak Ridge from Sept. 11-17

Oak Ridge Today

Date: 9/10/2014 12:56:00 PM

Norris Lake is one of East Tennessee s most loved recreation destinations, but the garbage that is constantly dumped in the lake is causing an eye sore, therefore, the five counties that contain Norris Lake have banned together to clean up the problem

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• River: Clinch River
• Surface Area: 34,200 Acres
• Shoreline: 809 Miles
• Length: 129 Miles
• Volume: 2,040,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,912 Square 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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