Douglas Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
987.69 FEET
8/17/2017
Full Pool: 990.0
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Woman charged with torching campsite

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Date: 8/1/2017 1:36:00 PM

A Dandridge woman is charged with arson after she allegedly set fire to the tent at a Newport man’s campsite on Douglas Lake, Sheriff Bud McCoig reported. Cynthia Gail Banks, 55, of 3683 Collier Loop, was arrested after the incident last Thursday at the

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Setback changes on lake lots approved

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Date: 7/27/2017 10:36:00 AM

“Same song, second verse,” said surveyor Richard Kent, as he came forward to request a 10-foot setback variance for a house to be constructed on Lot 40 in the Peninsulas of Douglas Lake. It turned out before the vote was taken, Kent changed the

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TWRA on the lookout for drinking and boating

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Date: 7/24/2017 9:44:00 PM

The agency is paying particular heed to heavily traveled waterways. On Douglas Lake, TWRA Information Officer Matt Cameraon said agents have logged 10 BUI arrests in 2017. Cameron added that those numbers don’t necessarily mean there is increased alcohol

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Sugarloaf Township resident wins bass tournament

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Date: 7/16/2017 1:20:00 AM

Now that he won the Northern Open, if he fishes in the James River Tournament in Virginia in August and the Douglas Lake Tournament in Tennessee in September, Sypeck can enter what he calls the Super Bowl of bass fishing. That’s the GEICO Bassmaster

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Sugarloaf Township resident wins bass tournament

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Date: 7/16/2017 1:08:00 AM

Now that he won the Northern Open, if he fishes in the James River Tournament in Virginia in August and the Douglas Lake Tournament in Tennessee in September, Sypeck can enter what he calls the Super Bowl of bass fishing. That’s the GEICO Bassmaster

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9/7/2017 - Bassmaster Open
11/23/2017 - Thanksgiving
12/25/2017 - Christmas
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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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