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TVA opens flood gates after heavy rain

10:35 PM, Jan 31, 2013   |    comments
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After heavy rain this week, TVA says it has the flood gates open at area dams.

TVA says area lakes are above normal winter levels. Right now Douglas lake is 30 feet over. Cherokee and Norris lakes are 10 to 15 feet higher.

TVA says it's spilling dams to bring those water levels down.

At Fort Loudoun, 500,000 gallons of water per second are going through the dam.

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