Norris Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
1,019.76 FEET
7/19/2018
Full Pool: 1,020.0
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Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/19/2018

Water Resources Outlook - July

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Man found dead floating in a Grainger County waterway

WBIR

Date: 6/19/2018 10:49:00 AM

Grainger County officers found the body of a man over the weekend that was floating in a waterway of Norris Lake on Sunday. According to the Grainger County Sheriff's Office, a passerby found the body of 83-year-old Raymond Charles Bolden floating in the

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Countywide overlay project contract awarded

Hometown Source

Date: 6/9/2018 12:04:00 AM

Bridgestone Drive (County Road 71) from Ambassador Boulevard (CSAH 28) to Norris Lake Road (CSAH 24) in St. Francis, reclaim and overlay. -Roanoke Street NW (CSAH 7) from 165th Avenue (County Road 158) to the Rum River in Andover, reclaim and overlay

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Vacationing on Norris Lake

Claiborne Progress

Date: 5/26/2018 4:50:00 AM

The season of warm sun, blue skies and turquoise waters has begun on Norris Lake. Each year, thousands of tourists make the journey to its shores, as they leave their worries behind and embrace what is the jewel of Claiborne County. Norris Lake flows 73

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Stepping up, giving back; Blount Girl Scouts take on beautification project

thedailytimes

Date: 4/23/2018 9:30:00 PM

The Girl Scout camps include Camp Adahi atop Lookout Mountain, Camp Tanasi on Norris Lake near Andersonville and Camp Wildwood in Johnson City. A Girl Scout years ago herself, Herron is bringing her three daughters up in the tradition. The younger ones

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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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