Douglas Lake


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954.22 FEET
Full Pool: 990.0
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Introducing Administrator Pruitt


Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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Dandridge funds major projects

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Date: 2/21/2017 6:20:00 AM

Dandridge Council has decided to go with fixed-rate financing on just over $2 million in new debt for two major projects: replacement of six miles of water line and construction of recreational dock on Douglas Lake. Meeting last Tuesday, Council selected a

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Fishing derby protest goes off without a hitch

Meritt Herald

Date: 2/12/2017 3:04:00 PM

Corbett Lake is said to be surrounded by private property, owned by three different groups — the Douglas Lake Cattle Company, the Nicola Ranch and the Corbett Lake Lodge, which stocks the lake with trout raised off site for its fishing resort

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Dandridge eying water rate increase

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Date: 2/9/2017 6:41:00 PM

At the same meeting, the group will consider a staff recommendation that Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund financing be used to pay for the recently-approved Douglas Lake dock project. Peagler and Rudder recommend a six-year loan at 2.65 percent with an

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Options to pay for water line, dock explored

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Date: 2/7/2017 6:24:00 AM

Dandridge Council will look at options tonight for a potential $2 million in new debt to handle two major projects: six miles of water line replacement and construction of a recreational dock on Douglas Lake. Two financial organizations, the Tennessee

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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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