Cherokee Lake


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TVA Celebrates Earth Day with Reservoir Cleanups, Nature Walks, Photo Contest

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Date: 4/19/2017 4:26:00 PM

Towns County Big Sweep on Chatuge Reservoir, Hayesville, N.C., currently underway and continuing through April 22 Cherokee Lake Users Association Annual Earth Day Cleanup at multiple marina locations around the lake near Morristown, Tenn., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m

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TVA science program puts focus on natural resources

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Date: 4/4/2017 11:40:00 AM

At the conclusion of these tests at JES, the waters in Cherokee Lake scored well on quality measures, and the fifth-graders learned how important it is to protect our natural resources. “You guys did awesome,” Venable told the group. As she put away

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Thomasville parks designed to promote relationships, healthy living

Valdosta Daily Times

Date: 3/25/2017 1:00:00 AM

The 2017 countywide recreation budget is $1.75 million. Cold and wind did not prevent Moultrie and Cairo women from taking their children to Cherokee Lake Park on a recent afternoon. The women are friends and meet at Cherokee Lake Park — halfway between

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TVA begins to refill tributary reservoirs, hoping for more rain

WRCB 3 Chattanooga

Date: 3/16/2017 10:45:00 AM

Some East Tennessee reservoirs have a long way to go. Cherokee Lake needs to come up 24 feet, while Fontana needs to come up 48 feet. In order for all the lake to be at their summer recreation levels by June 1, we need to receive an inch-and-a-half or rain

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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (March

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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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