Douglas Lake News

8/17/2017 1:06:00 PM
Meritt Herald
The Upper Nicola Band continues to investigate a possible algae bloom believed to be responsible for fish carcasses found along the banks of Douglas Lake and the Nicola River last Thursday. “We’ve been working with [the] First Nations Health Authority ...

8/14/2017 7:56:00 AM
The bald eagle is one of the most majestic animals you can find in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains. This August, two of the area’s eagles were returned to the wild after undergoing months of rehabilitation with the American Eagle Foundation in Pigeon ...

8/12/2017 12:58:00 AM
Mountain Press
SEVIERVILLE -- The 2nd annual United Way "Drums on the Dam" Dragon Boat Race was held this past Saturday on Douglas Lake with 18 teams paddling to the beat of drums to raise money for United Way of Sevier County. "We were pleased with the growth of the ...

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

7/27/2017 10:36:00 AM
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“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 ...

7/24/2017 9:44:00 PM
Daily Times
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 ...

7/16/2017 1:20:00 AM
Standard Speaker
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 ...

7/16/2017 1:08:00 AM
The Times Tribune
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 ...

7/13/2017 6:56:00 AM
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Traffic could switch to the new $29.1 million bridge across Douglas Lake in Dandridge as early as next month, allowing workers to take the old bridge down. Dandridge Public Works Director Gregg Gann told Council Tuesday that the shift, which will shut the ...

6/29/2017 2:27:00 PM
Loudoun reservoirs during the campaign. On Friday, June 30, from 7 until 9:30 p.m., officers will be on the lookout for impaired boaters at the entrance to Flat Creek on Douglas Lake, and at the mouth of Cedar Creek on Norris Lake. On Saturday, July 1 ...

6/26/2017 10:30:00 AM
Randel Cox of the University of Memphis and colleagues searched for signs of ancient earthquakes below the muddy waterline of Douglas Lake, a 1943 Tennessee Valley Authority lake created by impounding the French Broad River. The level of the lake is drawn ...

6/26/2017 9:45:00 AM
International Business Times
In a study now published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, scientists discuss the results of research conducted at Douglas Lake, which was created in 1943 by by impounding the French Broad River. Evidence in ancient sediments In the ...

6/16/2017 1:03:00 PM
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Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective…

5/15/2017 5:53:00 PM
Meritt Herald
High river levels retreated over the weekend in Merritt, and a flood watch for the Nicola River has been downgraded to a high streamflow advisory. The BC River Forecast Centre says the Nicola River, including its upstream tributaries, saw peak levels ...

5/4/2017 2:29:00 AM
Newport Plain Talk
Bins will be placed in park areas, nature trails and other scenic locations such as Rankin Bottoms and Douglas Lake to increase access to recycling for residents and visitors. “When access for recycling is given, people are more likely to recycle their ...

4/27/2017 3:44:00 PM
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They have been Jefferson County residents since 1980, when they moved to a house they’d built on a Douglas Lake lot bought for camping in the ‘70s. She’s 88, and he’s 89. They met at church, and this Saturday they’ll be going to Buffalo Grove ...

4/20/2017 7:48:00 AM
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The zoning will change from A-1 (agricultural) to R-R (rural resort). The owners have plans for a marina and cabins on about 40 acres adjacent to Douglas Lake. • Approved a resolution requesting the governor and state legislature to uphold an article of ...

4/3/2017 10:43:00 AM
FOX 21 News
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.

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 ...

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

3/25/2017 7:53:00 PM
Citizen Tribune
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 ...

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 ...

3/22/2017 10:59:00 AM
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The construction company completing the new Walters Bridge over Douglas Lake between White Pine and Newport set off a blast Monday morning to remove the old structure that it replaced. This photo – taken from a video made by David Rivers – shows the ...

3/22/2017 5:55:00 AM
TN — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating the shooting of a bald eagle in Jefferson County in the area of Elliots Shoals on Douglas Lake near Dandridge, Tennessee. A reward of up to $12,500 is ...

3/20/2017 5:30:00 PM
Crews demolished the old steel truss on J.M. Walters Bridge Monday morning. The Walters Bridge Boat Ramp at Douglas Lake was closed for demolition. According to, the Walters Bridge was built in 1934. They said the bridge is an ...

3/18/2017 11:12:00 PM
Citizen Tribune
The Walters Bridge Access area between White Pine and Newport on Douglas Lake will be closed on the night of Sunday, March 19 and throughout the day on Monday, March 20 for blasting and removal of the old bridge. The construction company overseeing the ...

3/18/2017 6:45:00 PM
NEWPORT, TENN. - The Walters Bridge Access Area between Newport and White Pine on Douglas Lake will close Sunday night, March 19 while crews work to blast and remove an old bridge. The closure will last throughout the day on Monday, March 20. According to ...

3/16/2017 9:11:00 AM
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Council also approved $550,000 in capital outlay notes for the Dandridge Dock project, which is now underway in a cove across Douglas Lake from downtown. The project, the first part of the town’s waterfront plan to be implemented, received a $50,000 ...

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

3/2/2017 2:30:00 AM
One property was way up in the mountains of Pigeon Forge. The others were in Wears Valley and on Douglas Lake. When they taped the episode, smoke from the Neddy Mountain fire in Cocke County was making it difficult for crews to film in some of the higher ...

3/1/2017 8:41:00 AM
Citizen Tribune
Members of the Newport Utilities Board met Tuesday and approved several bids. Brockwell Construction will construct a two-mile wastewater line to the proposed Smoky Mountain Villas rental development at Sugar Cove on Douglas Lake. It is located in the ...

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. Pruitt…

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

2/12/2017 3:04:00 PM
Meritt Herald
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.

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

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

2/3/2017 5:56:00 PM
February 3, 2017 - 4:26pm Updated: February 3, 2017 - 5:55pm We are happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules: Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share ...

2/3/2017 4:59:00 PM
Meritt Herald
A B.C. Supreme Court justice again criticized actions of provincial officials who sided with Douglas Lake Ranch to bar public access to fishing lakes, saying “there appears to be a falsification of records” for a land swap. Lawyers with the Douglas ...

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