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Tennessee RiverLine Releases First Research Findings, Recommendations To Expand Relationships

Tennessee RiverLine Releases First Research Findings, Recommendations To Expand Relationships Tuesday, August 25, 2020 The Tennessee RiverLine has released comprehensive research findings and recommendations from its first immersive community outreach program. Each river community that participated in the Pilot Community Program benefits from the research insights and recommendations specific to their communities, and the findings …

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TVA ISSUES WATERCRAFT OPERATOR ALERT FOR WATTS BAR LAKE NEAR SPRING CITY

The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued a caution for boating Tuesday, June 16, 2020 to Thursday, June 18, 2020. The alert is for transmission line work on the Tennessee River at Watts Bar Lake near Spring City. Crews will be working at four locations off the main river channel northwest of Watts Bar Dam between …

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Asian carp roundup in Kentucky opens new front in battle

A roundup of Asian carp on Kentucky Lake using 1,000-foot-long (305 meters) nets is opening a new front in a 15-year battle to halt their advance By TRAVIS LOLLER and JOHN FLESHER Associated Press February 12, 2020, 3:54 AM GOLDEN POND, Ky. — Like a slow-motion, underwater cattle drive, wildlife officials in a half-dozen aluminum …

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Federation Led Effort To Secure Millions for Asian Carp Fight

Asian carp are one of the largest threats facing Tennessee’s waters, fisheries, recreation, and local economies. >>LEARN MORE: Asian carp in Tennessee’s waters Tennessee Wildlife Federation has been working hard to fight the invasive species for years. We’ve had wins along the way but this winter, our efforts paid off big! A $25 million appropriation …

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Contact Lists

Contact Lists for Government and Media Thanks to the WBEFC (Watts Bar Ecology and Fishery Council). They have provided our citizens and communities with three handy government and media contact lists which can be easily viewed and printed at the links below. Links for these pages have also been added to the contact tab at …

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Tennessee Aquarium, partners have now released more than 250,000 Lake Sturgeon into wild

Age-old wisdom claims it takes a village to raise a child. As it turns out, the same could be said of the effort to rescue a river giant. Despite being one of the largest fish in the Tennessee River and boasting lifespans that can stretch past 150 years, the Lake Sturgeon was pushed to the …

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Rhea Alliance scholarship fishing tourney returns Oct. 12-13

The Rhea Alliance will be hosting its fifth annual scholarship bass tournament on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 with $8,500 in scholarships to be awarded in the two-day tournament. The bass tournament is open to Rhea County residents who are in the sixth- through twelfth-grade on the day of the tournament. The two-day event will …

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