Norris Lake


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National Window Film Day

Lake & River Promotions

Date: 4/30/2016

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit

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Fishing with purpose

Middlesboro Daily News

Date: 4/27/2016 9:16:00 AM

The tournament will be held May 7 and 8 at the Beach Island Resort and Marina on Norris Lake. Tickets can be purchased from any ROHO member or by calling 606-248-3047. Donations can be made online at Middlesboro Independent School

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Lebanon angler overcomes adversity to win tourney

The Tennessean

Date: 4/20/2016 11:25:00 AM

High school championship: The Tennessee Bass Fishing High School State Championship Tournament will be June 4 on Norris Lake in LaFollette, Tenn. Launch and weigh-in will be at Lonas Young Park. To register or for more information visit

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Christmas in May

Middlesboro Daily News

Date: 4/7/2016 5:56:00 AM

This year’s tournament will be held on May 7 and 8 at the Beach Island Resort and Marina on Norris Lake. “We’ve been blessed with the growth of the whole thing, really. We started out with just five children and have spread through 25 schools that we

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Fishing tournament held

Middlesboro Daily News

Date: 3/24/2016 11:03:00 AM

Courtesy of Steve Roark Pump Springs Baptist Church hosted a free bass fishing tournament on March 19 on Norris Lake with 103 boats were entered in the competition. Participants enjoyed a free meal and a presentation given by local sportsman Rick Rigsby

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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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