Douglas Lake


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Full Pool: 990.0
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Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 2/9/2016 3:47:00 PM

Swisher was cited for disobeying a stop sign. Vehicles driven by Douglas Lake II of Mt. Zion, Arthur Willaredt of Mattoon and Tyler Bugos of Mattoon were involved in an accident at 3:41 a.m. Feb. 2 at the intersection of University Avenue and Lincoln Avenue

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Going to the Gulf Coast for Spring Break?

Date: 2/6/2016

Going to the Emerald Coast - Gulf of Mexico this year for Spring Break? If you are traveling from Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, may find yourself driving through Phenix City, AL. & Columbus, Ga. Well, things have changed in this small, friendly southern area!! Check out what is happening on

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Douglas Lake Cattle Company expands into Cariboo-Chilcotin

Williams Lake Tribune

Date: 1/21/2016 3:47:00 PM

Douglas Lake Cattle Company has expanded its holdings in the Cariboo Chilcotin with its recent purchase of the Riske Creek Cattle Company’s Cotton and Deer Park Ranches. “This was sort of the third edition up in the Williams Lake area,” said Joe

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Milligan: Day to remember for high school team

The Ledger

Date: 1/20/2016 3:35:00 PM

The other two are on Smith Lake in Alabama and Douglas Lake in Tennessee. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Adarius Glanton competed in the Back Water Bassin Club tournament on Lake Fannie on Saturday. Glanton and partner Lee Victers finished third with 9

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Courts to decide public access to prized fishing lake

Global News

Date: 1/18/2016 6:08:00 PM

“The crimes being committed are on the other side for the illegal blocking of public roads.” The club claims the Douglas Lake Ranch is also wrongly blocking public access to two prime fishing lakes south of Kamloops. McGowan says they look forward to

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• River: French Broad River
• Length: 550 Miles
• Surface Area: 30,400 Acres
• Volume: 1,514,100 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 4,541 Square Miles
• Length: 43 Miles

Size & Depth - 30,400 acres with a maximum depth of 140 feet. The lake extends 43.1 miles upstream from the Douglas Dam.

Water Source - An impoundment of the French Broad River completed in 1943. The Nolichucky and Pigeon rivers are the primary tributaries, and there are numerous small inlet creeks.

During rainy seasons, it is not uncommon for the lake to rise as much as 15 to 20 feet in a day or two, if heavy rains occur in the nearby Appalachians. Summer levels are usually relatively stable.

Water - Very fertile and green in color. Water clarity is greatest near the dam, while the upper sections of the lake are usually stained. In general, the lake stains easily following heavy rains due to the muddy bottom. Thermal stratification (thermocline) usually develops in the summer months. Dissolved oxygen becomes depleted below the thermocline during late summer (July and August), making fishing tough until cooler fall weather arrives.

Bottom - Mostly silt and clay with some areas of rock outcroppings and bluffs.

Shoreline - Only about 17% of the shoreline is developed; the remainder is controlled by the TVA. Rolling hills of farmland and residential areas surround the lake.

Cover - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has placed many fish attractors in the lake, mainly in the backs of hollows where they are marked by signs or buoys.

At full pool, downed trees along the bank offer cover for gamefish. In winter or spring, before the lake rises, cover is scarce and fish are found on channel drop-offs and rock outcroppings. Timber was cut prior to flooding, leaving numerous stump-covered flats. Due to the large drawdown, aquatic vegetation is lacking.
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