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Bassmaster Magazine – Watts Bar Lake: “15th best bass lake in the Southeast Region”

The bass fishing world was buzzing in 2018 when Bassmaster Magazine declared Chickamauga Lake the second best bass fishing lake in the entire nation. However in the 2019 Bassmaster Top 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings, Bassmaster decided that the bass fishing on Chickamauga Lake either got worse or other lakes have gotten better. Chickamauga Lake has …

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Silver Carp Report

The Silver Carp Report – WBEFC All: The Silver Carp Threat Report is now available through a link to the WBEFC website. http://wbefc.org/silver-carp-report/ These fish are the most serious and REAL threat to our lakes that has ever risen. It must not be downplayed or ignored. Every person who loves the TN river lakes must …

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Endangered Mussels to Gain Protected Habitat in 18 Eastern, Midwestern States

For Immediate Release, June 4, 2019 Endangered Mussels to Gain Protected Habitat in 18 Eastern, Midwestern States Contact: Tierra Curry, (928) 522-3681, tcurry@biologicaldiversity.org WASHINGTON— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today agreed to designate critical habitat for four endangered freshwater mussels found in 18 states in the East and Midwest, marking a major legal victory …

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TVA-Notice of Comment Period and Public Meetings

TVA-Notice of Comment Period and Public Meetings TVA’s Updated Natural Resource Plan and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Comment and Review TVA has released its draft Natural Resource Plan (NRP) and associated draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for public review and comment. In the updated NRP, TVA proposes expanding from 6 resource …

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Boating Safety - make this summer a safe one.

Clean Boating Day

Clean Boating Day on Watts Bar Reservoir Watts Bar Lake Association (WBLA) is planning a Clean Boating Day on Watts Bar Reservoir on Saturday, June 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members are needed to man boat ramps to supply clean boating information and safety inspections if the boaters wish to participate. Free boat …

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Tennessee Valley Authority can face injury suits, top court says

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the government-owned power utility corporation Tennessee Valley Authority cannot generally claim sovereign immunity to avoid personal injury lawsuits. The justices in a unanimous 9-0 ruling reversed the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ dismissal of a lawsuit by a fisherman whose boat collided with a downed power …

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Sturgeon reintroduction program shifts to final stretch

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A throng of spectators lined the boat ramp under the Market Street Bridge at the edge of Coolidge Park as onlookers watched from above, witnessing the reintroduction of the Tennessee River’s largest fish on a hot spring day in Chattanooga. A two-decade program to restore the lake sturgeon population is shifting …

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