Douglas Lake


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987.28 FEET
Full Pool: 990.0
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Registration Opens for 28th Annual Fitger’s 5K

FOX 21 News

Date: 4/3/2017 10:43:00 AM

all net proceeds will benefit the Youth Athletes Foundation, a program through Grandma’s Marathon that focuses on the promotion and development of healthy and active lifestyles throughout Carlton, Cook, Douglas, Lake, and St. Louis Counties

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Road Project in Emmet County Begins Monday

Date: 3/31/2017 4:02:00 PM

A road project will start up along US-31 in Emmet County on Monday. MDOT is investing $5 million to reconstruct just over 4 miles of US-31 from Douglas Lake Road in Pellston north to East Levering Road in Levering. During this work crews will also realign

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County planners recommend rezoning for lakeside resort

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Date: 3/30/2017 7:39:00 AM

County planners approved a recommendation Tuesday night to rezone 40 acres on Douglas Lake to make way for a new resort, featuring cabins and a marina. Developers John Hunt and Charlotte Morgan requested the zoning change from R-1 to RR (Rural Resort), to

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Partnership learns of potential prospects

Citizen Tribune

Date: 3/25/2017 7:53:00 PM

The recent Douglas Lake Clean-Up as part of the Great American Cleanup, was coordinated by Keep Cocke County Beautiful and resulted in the collection of 197 bags of trash from the lake bottoms. Chamber Director Lynn Ramsey reported that the February

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Not The Start Combs Was Hoping For


Date: 3/24/2017 10:13:00 PM

“I hadn’t seen any carp in there Saturday and it never went through my mind that that was going to happen. It happens at Douglas (Lake) a lot, but by then the fish are out deep so we don’t know how to fish around them or if it affects them, but

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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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