Cherokee Lake


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1,070.95 FEET
Full Pool: 1,073.0
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Jefferson City offers update on Boyd Spring overflow

Citizen Tribune

Date: 4/24/2019 9:53:00 AM

Jefferson City officials said this week that a sewer line that failed and was overflowing into Cherokee Lake has since stopped draining. City Manager John Johnson said Monday the system stopped

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Water Resources Outlook (February 2019)

Todd Hamill

Date: 2/7/2019

Water Resources Outlook (February

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SFMO completes inspections of state’s marinas, docks

Overton County News

Date: 6/12/2018 2:27:00 PM

The bill was named after Noah Dean Winstead, 10, and Nate Lynam, 11, who died on July 4, 2012, after being electrocuted while swimming at the Cherokee Lake marina. The act requires all public marinas and docks be inspected and that marina and boat dock

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Bear goes for swim in Cherokee Lake


Date: 6/7/2018 2:27:00 PM

When the sun is blaring and you're out on the lake, the only logical thing to do is jump in the water and cool off. Viewer David Miller spotted a bear swimming in Cherokee Lake. He was at the Lakeside Marina in Bean Station and shared this video

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10Listens: Grainger Co. neighbors stranded by massive sinkhole


Date: 5/29/2018 4:15:00 PM

A huge sinkhole is blocking the only way in and out of their neighborhood. About a dozen houses sit on Honey Creek Lane near Cherokee Lake. Most residents can't get out of the neighborhood because of the sinkhole. Neighbors first thought it was a private

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• River: Holston River
• Length: 463 Miles
• Surface Area: 30,200 Acres
• Volume: 1,565,400 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 3,428 Square Miles
• Length: 60 Miles
Water Source - A TVA impoundment of the Holston River constructed in 1943 to provide hydroelectric power, flood control and recreation. Major tributaries include Poor Valley, Ray and German creeks.

Water - Fertile and often stained from muddy runoff, or algae that produces a greenish tint. The thermocline develops in April and is most pronounced during the priod between June and September.

Bottom - Rock, gravel and clay dominate the bottom.

Shoreline - Much of the rolling, hilly land surrounding the lake is developed with homes and farmland. Many rocky bluffs are present around the lake.

Cover - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has a program for the installation of fish attractors. In additiona, planting black willow and buttonbush is ongoing. Half-log nesting devices have been installed to increase natural reproduction of smallmouth bass.
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