Fontana Lake


Lake Level
1,666.03 FEET
Full Pool: 1,710.0
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Monteith remembered as man of the people

Smoky Mountain News

Date: 3/22/2017 12:32:00 PM

Whether he was fighting to get the federal government to rebuild the North Shore Road or fighting the Tennessee Valley Authority to keep houseboats on Fontana Lake, he said Monteith’s legacy would be his ability to give the people a voice. “Making the

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Back in the saddle again

Date: 3/18/2017 1:00:00 AM

We said our goodbyes and I headed off into the woods. I walked along the edge of Fontana Lake for about three miles. I passed the Fontana Hilton, one of the fanciest shelters on the trail, with flush toilets and a cold shower. I then walked across the

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Day 19 zero day day 20 mollie ridge

Date: 3/17/2017 3:22:00 PM

sleeping bag is going to get a workout. we saw a pack of hogs this afternoon, 4 or 5 adults and 15 to 20 piglets. pictures 1 fontana lake me, sooner, scout picture 2 shelter with Bill from Dallas in the foreground

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Who made the grade? This week’s editorial report card

Asheville Homepages Citizen Times Social Media

Date: 3/16/2017 5:40:00 PM

He treasured the county’s natural beauty and arguably was the most important single person in getting houseboats to stop polluting Fontana Lake with their sewage. That in turn was important in getting Congress to block the Tennessee Valley Authority’s

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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (March

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• River: Little Tennessee River
• Length: 238 Miles
• Surface Area: 4,480 Acres
• Volume: 513,965 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 135 Feet
Fontana Lake is a reservoir impounded by Fontana Dam on the Little Tennessee River located in Graham and Swain counties in North Carolina. The lake forms part of the southern border of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the northern border of part of the Nantahala National Forest. Depending on water levels, the lake is about 17 miles long. The eastern end is the Tuckasegee River near Bryson City. The lake has many inlets into coves and many islands formed from former mountain peaks, especially near the eastern end. As with most dam-impounded lakes, the steep banks are exposed when water levels are low. Many towns were submerged shortly after the creation of Fontana Lake, such as Proctor and Judson.
Short of a multi-day hike, Fontana Lake provides the only access into the most remote areas of the National Park. When the lake is at the normal summer level, a boat may be used to access remote trailheads such as Hazel Creek. From the observation tower on Clingmans Dome, on a clear day the lake can be seen nearly a mile below. While the maximum controlled elevation of the lake (top of dam gates) is 1,710, the normal Summer surface elevation is 1,703 ft. NC 28 roughly parallels the southern shore of the lake and US 19 between Bryson City and Wesser/Lauada briefly skims an inlet at the extreme southeastern edge.
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