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1,010.75 FEET
3/27/2015
Full Pool: 1,020.0
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Water Resources Outlook for March 26, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/26/2015

Water Resources Outlook for March 26

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Nashville's Hunt Brothers pizza chain rules rural market, enters Memphis

The Commercial Appeal

Date: 3/19/2015 8:56:00 AM

But it draws plenty of customers who fish or boat on nearby Norris Lake to its pared-down pizzeria, which requires just a few feet of counter space. And the pizza inspires strong loyalty. “It beats Pizza Hut and Domino’s,” said 23-year-old Brittany

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Hawkins claims $380,000 in winter disaster relief from FEMA

Times News

Date: 3/13/2015 4:54:00 AM

Some seasonal homes that were on the river have been washed away and are presumably in Norris Lake now, Murrell told the committee. “What they told us is that’s the second highest that water has been (on the Clinch River) since 1977

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Volunteers needed to help clean up Norris Lake

Oak Ridge Today

Date: 3/12/2015 12:09:00 AM

The Norris Lake Project Team is looking for volunteers to help with the fifth biannual Five County Norris Lake Cleanup on March 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Since 2011, volunteers from the counties surrounding Norris Lake have picked up over 15 tons of

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Effects of winter weather still lingering in Campbell County

WKYT 27

Date: 3/10/2015 10:46:00 AM

"It probably will be a few days before TVA will be able to release some of the Norris Lake water to give us some relief there," says Morton. But, with more rain on the way, that relief may not be coming any time soon. "There's nothing we can do about it

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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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