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$128.2 million in wastewater system upgrades continue

Citizen Tribune

Date: 1/9/2017 9:37:00 AM

Another uncomfortable rub with state environmental officials came in 2011 when an avoidable power outage resulted in the dumping of 1.2 million gallons of raw sewage into Cherokee Lake. State law requires wastewater-plants to have two power feeds to

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Jefferson City finalizes de-annexation of lake property

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Date: 12/8/2016 12:05:00 PM

Jefferson City Council gave final approval to “de-annexing” a Cherokee Lake property where plans for a residential subdivision have been significantly scaled back. Meeting in regular session Monday, Council also approved a business rezoning for the old

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Carriere Bringing High Hopes To Elite Series


Date: 12/1/2016 9:06:00 PM

Soon, though, his sole focus will shift to freshwater and preparing for the coming Elite Series season, which kicks off in 68 days at Cherokee Lake in east Tennessee. Carriere, a 42-year-old father of two who now lives in Youngsville, La., will be part of

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WNC Fires Continue: Evacuations Begin

Date: 11/8/2016 10:14:00 PM

Captured this blended satellite shot from NASA Worldview on 11/07/2016. Several wildfires continue to burn in the Nantahala Forest District with a few others near Cherokee, Lake Lure and in Northern Georgia. Air Quality Alerts are being issued for much of

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Pro angler Davy Hite leaving Elite Series for TV role

Date: 11/8/2016 12:37:00 PM

And it did. Now he is on to the next phase in his career. Hite’s first appearance under the new arrangement will be at the Bassmaster Elite at Cherokee Lake, Tenn., Feb. 9-12, 2017, and he’ll be an integral part of the programming for the GEICO

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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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