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Theatre TJC opens with ‘Anne of the Thousand Days’

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Date: 10/1/2015 10:47:00 AM

by Douglas Lake, Bullard; Cardinal Wolsey, by Jacob Taylor, Tatum. Also: Thomas Boleyn, by A.J. Howell, Lindale; Henry Norris, by Cameron Davis, Lindale; Mark Smeaton, by Walker Delk, Tyler; Duke of Norfolk, by Noah Shelton, Van; Lord Percy/Bailiff

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U-M Biological Station hosts fall mushroom workshop

Petoskey News

Date: 9/30/2015 8:00:00 AM

The University of Michigan Biological Station is hosting a fall mushroom workshop from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Chatterbox pavilion on the shores of Douglas Lake just outside of Pellston. 1 Petoskey News Review Digital Access Subscription $

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Business Profile: The Outfitter

Harbor Light

Date: 9/29/2015 9:22:00 PM

We love to go to the lake in the summer-- swimming anywhere, paddle boarding. A day at Wycamp Lake is a tradition in the summer, as is cross country skiing on Douglas Lake in the winter. We just try and get outside as much as we can! Why is it vital to a

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Carbon County property transfers

Times News

Date: 9/29/2015 2:04:00 PM

Lower Towamensing Township Theresa M. Chunko to Michael Elie Khater, 30 Douglas Lane, Kunkletown, property at 30 Douglas Lake, $172,000. William H. Snyder to Dennis E. Hawk, 840 Gun Club Road, Palmerton, property at 2720 Cherry Hill Road, $1213,000

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Stove explodes, two seriously burned

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Date: 9/29/2015 8:22:00 AM

Three members of an Asheville family were injured Saturday morning in an apparent propane explosion that occurred as they were making breakfast in their camper on Douglas Lake. Dandridge Volunteer Firefighters responded to the Swann’s Marina Campground

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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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