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Tremont Institute tag from Monarch found 13 years later in Mexico

Daily Times

Date: 1/20/2015 9:06:00 PM

Tiffany Beachy, Tremont citizen science coordinator, said one of the people in Mexico who was with the guide that found the Tremont tag, Jaime Maussan, is a journalist who has a vacation house boat at Norris Lake. Maussan will present the tag to Tremont

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Tremont tag from Monarch butterfly found 13 years later in Mexico

Daily Times

Date: 1/20/2015 1:20:00 PM

Tiffany Beachy, Tremont citizen science coordinator, said one of the people in Mexico that was with the guide that found the Tremont tag, Jaime Maussan, is a journalist who has a vacation house boat at Norris Lake. Maussan will present the tag to Tremont

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Survey seeks feedback on Norris Dam State Park

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 1/14/2015 11:12:00 AM

Now’s your chance. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has a new survey that asks for community input regarding the amenities at the park on the shores of Norris Lake. The survey is designed for all park visitors, including campers

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Garrett: Time for state to contribute to TWRA?

Ihoneida.com

Date: 1/14/2015 7:57:00 AM

But does it really? The state legislature can and does intervene in TWRA matters, such as the recent brouhaha over smallmouth bass size limits on Norris Lake. And the very process of the TFWC is a political one. Fish and wildlife commissioners are

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Letter: Commissioner Isbel asks President Obama to visit Rocky Top

Oak Ridge Today

Date: 1/7/2015 9:02:00 PM

This city, nestled between Norris Lake and the Cumberland Mountains, has the assets of having two major interchanges off the I-75 corridor, an abundance of uninhabited property, existing infrastructure, and just 25 miles from Knoxville, Tennessee

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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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