Comments for Watts Bar Lake Association https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org Providing education and stewardship for Watts Bar Lake Sat, 08 Feb 2020 12:55:35 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Federation Led Effort To Secure Millions for Asian Carp Fight by Dean Eyman https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/federation-led-effort-to-secure-millions-for-asian-carp-fight/#comment-8000 Sat, 08 Feb 2020 12:55:35 +0000 https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/?p=1724#comment-8000 My earlier comment had an error on the percentage funding required. It should have read 10%.

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Comment on Federation Led Effort To Secure Millions for Asian Carp Fight by Dean Eyman https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/federation-led-effort-to-secure-millions-for-asian-carp-fight/#comment-7999 Sat, 08 Feb 2020 12:53:19 +0000 https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/?p=1724#comment-7999 This is about 1% of what is needed to prevent the Asian Carp from getting into Watts Bar, Ft. Loudon, and Melton Hill lakes. This species has been studied since it escaped ponds in New Orleans and has spread throughout the Mississippi River system and its tributaries.

The time for study has passed; it is time to act. The installation of an electro-acoustic barrier in the Watts Bar Dam lock will halt their advance. Until the barrier is installed, the lock at Watts Bar needs to be closed to traffic to prevent the advancement of this invasive species into these upper TVA lakes. The only lake that is safe from their invasion is Norris, since Norris Dam does not have a lock.

Just like most environmental issues, the financial expenditure necessary to prevent a problem is usually a rather small fraction of the amount required to correct it. Once this species gets in these reservoir and changes the total ecological balance (outcompetes all other species of fish and replaces them), resulting in a collapse of recreational sports fishing and recreational water sports, it is questionable whether they can be controlled.

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Comment on Silver Carp Report by Robert Johnson https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/silver-carp-report/#comment-7918 Tue, 24 Dec 2019 16:30:59 +0000 https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/?p=1528#comment-7918 I believe I saw a giant school of invasive carp jumping everywhere in the back of a cove across the lake from Bayside Marina I’ve witnessed it before on Lake Barkley and it was the exact same thing.

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Comment on County takes aim at invasive fish species by Leigh Donahue https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/county-takes-aim-at-invasive-fish-species/#comment-7776 Tue, 26 Nov 2019 17:23:40 +0000 https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/?p=1682#comment-7776 Thank you for publishing this good article! This needs to be on the radar for all residents as it would impact us all. We need the state legislators to be encouraged to bring dollars for barriers to our local lakes to prevent the invasion. It would be much more prudent to stop the spread to local east TN lakes than try to deal with these fish once they inhabit our lakes.

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Comment on Resolution Passed by Beth https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/resolution-passed/#comment-7678 Sun, 10 Nov 2019 03:57:19 +0000 https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/?p=1679#comment-7678 Great news. Every one of us must support this effort before it is too late.

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Comment on Resolution Passed by Chris Hill https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/resolution-passed/#comment-7668 Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:39:34 +0000 https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/?p=1679#comment-7668 Kudos to these folks!

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Comment on JOHN MURRAY WINS TWO-DAY T-H MARINE FLW BASS FISHING LEAGUE EVENT ON WATTS BAR LAKE by Anonymous https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/john-murray-wins-two-day-t-h-marine-flw-bass-fishing-league-event-on-watts-bar-lake/#comment-7450 Wed, 18 Sep 2019 02:47:16 +0000 https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/?p=1632#comment-7450 I think it is sad that BFL is supposed to be for weekend anglers and pros have to fish it and then we make a Big deal out of it. Ridiculous!!!!!

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Comment on Lots of tall tales about Watts Bar Lake weeds by Karl F. Locher https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/lots-of-tall-tales-about-watts-bar-lake-weeds/#comment-7358 Sun, 12 May 2019 15:47:25 +0000 https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/?p=1230#comment-7358 I have read and understand the recommendations of invasive plants. I have also read various tourism brochures of Watts Bar Lake and other reserviors. My question is how does pristine waterway and “disgarge Reservior describe the same waterway and why is it left up to the boat owner to properly use and maintain a MSD? Most owners look to find any way possible to reduce operating costs and many have the out of sight-out of mind mind set. This practice should not be allowed and nobody is watching. I have seen this all over the northeast and nobody seems to care. It was eliminated in the northwest Pudget Sound and It should be eliminated here too. I have asked this question at fishing shows and boat shows at TWRA stands’ and the answer is “you have to go higher up the ladder than me to get that answer. There again nobody cares. I only learned this after a 700 grand lakefront investment. Naturally the realtors won’t ever mention it. It Plainly Sucks

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Comment on Lenoir City anglers back on the water by One Last Cast https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/lenoir-city-anglers-back-on-the-water/#comment-7134 Wed, 27 Mar 2019 18:55:46 +0000 https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/?p=1449#comment-7134 This is awesome guy.keep the rod bent and the boat afloat.

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Comment on Invasive Zebra Mussels by Bill https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/invasive-zebra-mussels/#comment-6823 Thu, 24 Jan 2019 15:06:41 +0000 https://wattsbarlakeassociation.org/?p=1369#comment-6823 Thank

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