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Butler: The town that made way for a lake

Johnson City Press

Date: 8/13/2018 2:58:00 AM

When Tennessee Valley Authority officials first conceptualized the construction of the Watauga Lake and dam in the early ‘40s, residents of Butler were advised that they would soon have to leave the t

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Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/19/2018

Water Resources Outlook - July

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America comes together to celebrate Independence Day

Johnson City Press

Date: 7/4/2018 9:08:00 PM

Celebrations throughout the day included local events like the 4th of July Watauga Lake Boat Parade, Independence Day events in Elizabethton, Freedom Fest in Unicoi and the Pepsi Independence Day Fire

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Here's how to celebrate Independence Day today

Johnson City Press

Date: 7/4/2018 2:36:00 AM

At the last out, the Snap-On Tools Fireworks Show will begin. Watauga Lake: The 18th annual 4th of July Watauga Lake Boat Parade will get afloat at 2 p.m., proceed from the Watauga Dam to Shook Branch

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Watauga Lake will hold 18th Annual Boat Parade on Independence Day

Johnson City Press

Date: 6/26/2018 5:01:00 PM

HAMPTON — There are lots of ways to celebrate Independence Day in Carter County, but one of the best ways is to watch or ride in the 18th Annual 4th of July Watauga Lake Boat Parade. Hailey Kinner, with the business office at Lakeshore Marina said there

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• Length: 105 Miles
• Surface Area: 4,690 Acres
• Volume: 324,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 468 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 52 Feet
Watauga Lake, located southeast of Elizabethton, Tennessee, was created by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) with the completion of the TVA Watauga Dam and Reservoir. More than half of Watauga Lake's shoreline lies within the Cherokee National Forest. Recreational uses include boating, fishing, water-skiing, camping, whitewater rafting, trout fishing, and kayaking. Houseboat owners have also conducted an annual July 4 Boat Parade on Watauga Lake since 2001.
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