Douglas Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
993.76 FEET
5/24/2015
Full Pool: 990.0
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Outdoor Events Calendar: May 14-May 24

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 5/12/2015 12:29:00 PM

Lunch buffet will follow at Cumberland Mountain State Park Restaurant. Wildlife Float, Rankin Wildlife Management Area, Douglas Lake Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club 5 p.m. – Douglas Lake. Must pre-register with Ron Shrieves at ronaldshrieves@

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Dandridge could launch waterfront plan

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Date: 5/12/2015 6:45:00 AM

Meanwhile, Town Administrator Melissa Peagler is recommending including $15,000 in next fiscal year’s spending plan to accomplish at least one aspect of the plan — perhaps a movable dock on Douglas Lake. 1 Jefferson County Print & Online Subscription

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Tennessee lake levels normal, according to TVA

WATE

Date: 5/11/2015 5:14:00 PM

SEVIERVILLE (WATE) – With all this warm weather, people are starting to get back out on the water. Spots like Douglas Lake are seeing more traffic, and TVA says the water levels should be on par this year. Last year was a tough year for some East

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Plans Unveiled for new Dandridge waterfront

LOCAL8now

Date: 5/5/2015 2:29:00 PM

The bridge over Douglas Lake will be reconstructed starting in the fall. "We can either be reactive and see what we get or we can be proactive and say okay TDOT lets work together," Melissa Peagler, town administrator tells Local 8 News. So they're making

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Outdoor events calendar: May 7-May 17

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 5/5/2015 10:20:00 AM

Lunch buffet will follow at Cumberland Mountain State Park Restaurant. Wildlife Float, Rankin Wildlife Management Area, Douglas Lake Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club 5:00 pm – Douglas Lake - Must pre-register with Ron Shrieves at ronaldshrieves@

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5/25/2015 - Memorial Day
6/21/2015 - Fathers Day
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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
LAKE PROFILE

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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