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Dandridge waterfront ideas aired

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Date: 1/12/2015 9:22:00 PM

The south side of Douglas Lake would be a recreation playground with a zip-line, swimming, cabins, and mountain-biking. The lakeshore below Dandridge’s historic downtown would have an extensive boardwalk, a new hotel overlooking the water, a cleverly

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Starks makes a change for 2015

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Date: 1/8/2015 8:14:00 AM

He won two of the Elite Series events. He claimed his first title in 2008 on Wheeler Lake in Alabama and in 2012 won on Douglas Lake in Tennessee. He also qualified and fished the 2013 Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lake o’ the Cherokee in Tulsa

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Shiny new names for three Thompson-Nicola electoral areas

Date: 1/7/2015 8:54:00 PM

That means area "L" which includes Westwold, Monte Creek and Knutsford is now known as "Grasslands"; "M" which includes Douglas Lake, Quelchina and Stump Lake is now called "Beautiful Nicola Valley-North"; while "N" including Merritt, Kingsvale and Aspen

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TFWC set 2015-16 Fishing Regulations

Business & Heritage Clarksville

Date: 1/1/2015 11:04:00 AM

This TFWC’s October decision to delay the action allowed time for the public to comment on a recently proposed amendment to the proclamation concerning harvest regulations for smallmouth bass on Douglas Lake. In addition to changes proposed at the

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Michael Patrick's 2014 photos of the year

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 12/23/2014 4:18:00 PM

The full gallery can be found here. Al Louis Cecere with the American Eagle Foundation releases a bald eagle named Winfield along Douglas Lake Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014. The one-year-old male eagle is named after the Winfield Dunn Parkway where it was blown

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