Norris Lake


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Bob Hodge: Checking off bucket list has to wait

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 5/16/2015 5:05:00 PM

So Felsher was there to watch the elk from the Hatfield Knob Elk Viewing Tower, ride ATVs on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area, fish for stripers and smallmouth in Norris Lake and hunt turkeys. You can find him in a myriad of outdoors magazines

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GoPro camera captures unique underwater view of drowning rescue

Global News

Date: 5/15/2015 10:56:00 AM

University of Tennessee student Daniel Baldwin is an avid fishing enthusiast. He was recently out enjoying the day – fishing near a dock on Norris Lake, north of Knoxville – while his GoPro camera was strapped to his chest and recording footage

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East Tennessee fisherman rescues drowning man, captures it on camera


Date: 5/12/2015 8:27:00 PM

If he's not in class at U.T., he's on the river angling for the next big catch. One of his favorite spots for bass fishing is at the boat launch of Norris Lake in Tazewell. "I came here to shoot a video for YouTube about catching small mouths off these

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$1 million in damages at Norris Lake marina; owner hopes to fix marina before Memorial Day weekend


Date: 5/8/2015 7:44:00 PM

SPEEDWELL (WATE) – More than two months after heavy ice and snow damaged several marinas, many are still working to repair damages. In February, the weight of inches of ice and snow collapsed boat docks in at least 12 marinas on Norris Lake to collapse

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Campbell County murder, kidnapping suspect Lonnie Vann expected in court


Date: 5/4/2015 1:35:00 AM

Vann is a former teacher at LaFollette Middle School. Daugherty’s body has still not been found. Investigators have spent weeks searching Norris Lake

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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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