Norris Lake


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Donald Creekmore


Date: 10/1/2015 5:10:00 PM

Norris Lake fishing and boating friends; several nephews, nieces and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing. A public visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at the Ellison Funeral Home Chapel. A memorial service will

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20,000 rubber ducks race to the finish on the river


Date: 9/19/2015 11:18:00 AM

The top six ducks will win prizes including a Norris Lake vacation, $1,000 Kroger gift card, $1,000 Watson’s gift card, and more. One hundred percent of proceeds will support United Rehabilitation Services to provide care and services for adults and

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Water Resources Outlook for September, 17 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 9/17/2015

Water Resources Outlook for September, 17

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TWRA: Bear not responsible for Campbell County attack

Date: 9/7/2015 2:33:00 PM

The attack occurred early Friday morning in the area of Lonas Young Park, not far from Norris Lake. Law enforcement authorities initially said the cause of the attack was likely a black bear. At a press conference that afternoon, however, TWRA said it

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Bear attacks man in Campbell County

Date: 9/4/2015 9:09:00 PM

The attack occurred in the Lonas Young Park, or White Bridge, area of Campbell County, located near Norris Lake. No other details were immediately available. TWRA scheduled a press conference for noon Friday. The attack is the first on a human by a black

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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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