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Tenn. Senator Studies New Law to Manage Aquatic Vegetation on Area Lakes

By Richard Simms -November 27, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Most fishermen just call it “grass.” Others refer to it as “milfoil” (although that is just one species of many). Scientific types called it “aquatic vegetation,” while most dock owners refer

Tennessee River has shocking amount of microplastics, scientists warn

The Tennessee River has an alarming amount of microplastics that could threaten the health of species in the world’s most aquatically biodiverse freshwater ecosystem, scientists warn. Results of the most comprehensive study on surface pollutants in the Tennessee River’s history

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Henley Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Watts Bar Lake

From: Bass Resource.com ROCKWOOD, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2018) – Boater Chase Henley of Kingston, Tennessee, won the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division tournament on Watts Bar Lake Sunday with a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 32 pounds,

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Notice to Navigation Interest: LRN 18-39 (9058) TVA Field Study at Watts Bar Fossil Mooring Cells TRM 529.2

Notice to Navigation Interest: LRN 18-39 (9058) TVA Field Study at Watts Bar Fossil Mooring Cells TRM 529.2 Please see attached Notice to Navigation concerning TVA conducting a field study at the Watts Bar Fossil Plant mooring cells located at

NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS

NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS INTERMITTENT LOCK DELAYS

The Silver Carp Threat

The Silver Carp Threat by Timothy Joseph, PhD. Chairman — Watts Bar Ecology & Fishery Council HISTORY In the 1970’s nearsighted state biologists, natural resource managers, sewage treatment facility operators, and others made appalling errors in judgement by thinking introducing

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Lots of tall tales about Watts Bar Lake weeds

from Roane County News A lot of theories about what’s going on with aquatic plants this year on Watts Bar Lake have been brought to light on social media. TVA officials report they’ve heard a number of rumors — from

Invasive water plants causing problems on Watts Bar Lake

Invasive water plants causing problems on Watts Bar Lake by Steve Ahillen Dr. Brett Hartis, TVA Aquatric Plant Management Specialist, speaks about aquatic invasive plant species management. Too many water plants can really mess up a lake. Brett M. Hartis’

Hi-Tech Solution To Aquatic Weed Monitoring

Hi-Tech Solution To Aquatic Weed Monitoring Friday, June 16, 2017 – byScott Fiedler TVA’s Dr. Brett Hartis is a man with a mission: to control aquatic weeds, which can overtake TVA reservoirs. Now he’s using the latest digital technology to

Study: TVA lakes have nearly $12 billion economic impact to region

Study: TVA lakes have nearly $12 billion economic impact to region The Tennessee Valley Authority was created in 1933 to harness the power of the Tennessee River with hydroelectric dams, flood control and river navigation. But a new study suggests

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