Center Hill Lake or Reservoir, located in central Tennessee near Smithville, is an artificial lake. Created by means of a dam constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1948, the lake had a dual purpose: electricity production and flood control. Center Hill Dam is 260 feet high, and it is composed of concrete and earth structures, with 8 gates that are 50 ft (15 m) wide each. ...more on Wikipedia about "Center Hill Lake"
The Dale Hollow Reservoir is an artificial lake situated middleways along the Kentucky/ Tennessee border. The lake lies mainly in northern Tennessee, where it covers portions of Clay, Pickett, Overton and Fentress Counties. Small arms of the lake also extend north into the Kentucky counties of Cumberland and Clinton. The project consists of 27,700 acres (112 km²) of water and 24,842 acres (101 km²) of surrounding land. The lake is formed by the damming of the Obey River, 7.3 miles (12 km) above its juncture with the Cumberland River at river mile 380. Portions of the lake also cover the Wolf River. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dale Hollow Reservoir"
The Tennessee Valley Authority operates the Tennessee River system to provide a wide range of public benefits: year-round navigation, flood damage reduction, affordable electricity, improved water quality and water supply, recreation, and economic growth. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dams and Reservoirs of the Tennessee River"
Fort Loudoun Lake is a lake in east Tennessee on the Tennessee River. Close to Lenoir City and Knoxville, it is impounded by Fort Loudoun Dam. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fort Loudoun Lake"
Kentucky Lake is the largest artificial lake or east of the Mississippi River in the United States, created by the impoundment of the Tennessee River by Kentucky Dam. It provides a source for hydro-electric power and is a recreational magnet in southern Kentucky and western Tennessee. The lake extends for 180 miles (290 km) to the south and covers over 160,000 acres (650 km²). ...more on Wikipedia about "Kentucky Lake"
Lake Barkley, a man-made lake in Kentucky and Tennessee, was impounded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1966 upon the completion of Barkley Dam. The dam impounds the Cumberland River near Grand Rivers, Kentucky, approximately 38 miles (61 km) upstream from where the Cumberland empties into the Ohio River. One mile (1.6 km) above the dam is a canal connecting Lake Barkley with Kentucky Lake, forming one of the greatest freshwater recreational complexes in the country. The lakes run parallel courses for more than 50 miles (80 km), with the Land Between the Lakes recreational area located between them. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lake Barkley"
Land Between the Lakes is a U.S. National Recreation Area located in Kentucky and Tennessee. ...more on Wikipedia about "Land Between the Lakes"
Old Hickory Lake is a man-made lake in north central Tennessee. It is formed by the Old Hickory Lock and Dam, located on the Cumberland River at mile 216.2 in Sumner and Davidson Counties, approximately 25 miles upstream from Nashville. The city of Hendersonville is situated on the northern shoreline of the lake, and the city of Old Hickory is located on the southern side of the lake, just upstream of the lock and dam. The lake extends 97.3 miles upstream to Cordell Hull Lock and Dam near Carthage, Tennessee. The dam and lake are named after President Andrew Jackson (nicknamed "Old Hickory"), who lived in the vicinity at The Hermitage. ...more on Wikipedia about "Old Hickory Lake"
J. Percy Priest Lake is an artificial lake in north central Tennessee. It is formed by J. Percy Priest Dam, located between miles six and seven of the Stones River. The dam is located about 10 miles (16 km) east of downtown Nashville and impounds a lake 42 miles (68 km) long. The lake and dam are named for Congressman Percy Priest. ...more on Wikipedia about "Percy Priest Lake"
Reelfoot Lake is a shallow natural lake located in the northwest portion of Tennessee, United States of America, just south of the Kentucky line. Much of it is really more of a swamp, with bayou-like ditches (some natural, some man-made) connecting more open bodies of water called basins, the largest of which is called Blue Basin. Reelfoot Lake is noted for its baldcypress trees and its nesting pairs of bald eagles. It is the site of Reelfoot Lake State Park. Lake Isom, a similar, smaller lake to the immediate south, is a National Wildlife Refuge area. ...more on Wikipedia about "Reelfoot Lake"
Watts Bar Lake is the reservoir created by Watts Bar Dam as part of the Tennessee Valley Authority. The lake stretches 72.4 miles from Watts Bar Dam to Fort Loudoun Dam. Located about midway between Chattanooga and Knoxville, the lake has millions of recreation visits a year. ...more on Wikipedia about "Watts Bar Lake"
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