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987.08 FEET
Full Pool: 990.0
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30 Year Celebration Salon: The French Broad River Paddle Trail,

Mountain Xpress

Date: 7/6/2016 8:43:00 AM

floating 149 miles and ending June 10 at Douglas Lake, Tennessee. Please join RiverLink in reliving their adventures on the French Broad River Paddle Trail on Friday, July 15 at 4 p.m. The event is free but reservations are a must. Click here to go to the

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4th of July Boat Parade Winners

Date: 7/5/2016

Most Patriotic Crew1st Place Boat #7 The Ingram Family2nd Place Boat #26 Eleanor Townsend Most Creative Crew1st Place Boat #14 John Bullington2nd Place Boat # 37 Steve Williams Tallest Flag1st Place Boat #8 Carrie Campbell2nd Place Boat #10 Lee Murfree Largest Flag1st Place Boat #36 Kary Little2nd Place Boat #3

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Bald eagle released into the wild honor of Pulse victims

Water Mark Online

Date: 6/28/2016 8:39:00 AM

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the 13-week-old bald eaglet left his artificial nesting tower overlooking Douglas Lake near Dandridge on June 24. Based in Pigeon Forge, the American Eagle Foundation releases most of its eagles in honor of

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Pigeon Forge receives Municipal League Award

Mountain Press

Date: 6/26/2016 1:00:00 AM

We take a lot of pride in our water. We pipe it in about 15 or 16 miles from Douglas Lake, treat it, and then discharge it back into the rivers. Right where we discharge there are campgrounds and kids playing in the river. Our water is cleaner when we

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Eaglet named "Hope" released in honor of Orlando shooting victims


Date: 6/24/2016 2:01:00 PM

The bird's beak and talons are measured to determine gender. After living with its parents for 7 weeks, the eaglet was transferred to an artificial nesting tower on Douglas Lake in Dandridge, TN. There, they eaglets imprint on the area and adjust to their

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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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