Tag Archives: Tennessee River

Tennessee Lock Closed Since Sept 11 2001 Set to Reopen

A lock along the Tennessee River is set to reopen to the public after it was closed off after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The Nickajack Lock on the Tennessee River in Marion County was fenced off and … Continue reading

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Alexander Takes Exception to New Economic Study on East TN Lock

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander takes exception to a new economic assessment that would potentially knock out funding for replacement of the Chickamauga Lock on the Tennessee River at Chattanooga. The Maryville Republican says the study doesn’t take into account the … Continue reading

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Tennessee Valley Authority to open visitor centers Saturday

Now that spring has arrived, the Tennessee Valley Authority will be opening visitor centers this Saturday. The centers are located at: Fontana Dam near Bryson City, North Carolina ,Norris Dam near Knoxville, Raccoon Mountain/Laurel Point near Chattanooga, Kentucky Dam near Grand Rivers, Kentucky, … Continue reading

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Chickamauga Lock Re-Opened

Commercial shipping resumed through the lock at Chickamauga Dam on the Tennessee River above Chattanooga yesterday. This after an unexpected 8 day closure that stopped barge and pleasure boat travel up river to Knoxville. The army corps of engineers closed … Continue reading

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Tennessee River Lock to Reopen Ahead of Schedule

A broken lock on the Tennessee River at Chickamauga Lake above Chattanooga may reopen to commercial and recreation travel some two weeks ahead of schedule. The U.S Corps of Engineers now says emergency repairs to the lock’s upper gate should … Continue reading

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Body Found in River

(News Channel 5- Nashville) Police say a body has been found in the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, where athletes are competing in the Ironman event. Chattanooga police said the body was found in the river on Sunday morning. Police said … Continue reading

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Foundation of Chattanooga Waterfront Sinking

The foundation of Chattanooga’s downtown showpiece waterfront is sinking into the Tennessee River. In less than a decade, a 1,000-foot portion of the $120 million 21st Century Waterfront has sunk 6 inches in several places into the Tennessee River. The … Continue reading

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