Reelfoot Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
11.21 FEET
10/27/2015
Full Pool: 283.0
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Why Do Some US Earthquakes Occur in Unexpected Places?

answersingenesis.org

Date: 12/2/2016 10:58:00 AM

Land uplift along a fault line created temporary waterfalls on the Mississippi River at Kentucky Bend, created waves that traveled upstream, and caused formation of Reelfoot Lake by obstructing streams in what is now Lake County, Tennessee. A magnitude 7

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Duck season reopens; deer harvest near 100,000

The Paris Post-Intelligencer

Date: 12/2/2016 8:23:00 AM

Waterfowlers across Tennessee will see their break draw to a close when the statewide and Reelfoot Lake Zone duck seasons resume on Saturday. Duck season will run 58 days straight and to all the way through Jan. 29, 2017. The last five days season has been

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Aftershock: Two centuries later, some scientists wonder whether local economies near New Madrid fault still paying price for historic earthquakes

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Date: 11/25/2016 8:01:00 AM

1811-1812 • The area's best-known earthquake sequence terrorizes the few settlers living in the area and sculpts several new landforms, including Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee. 1843 • The area is hit by an estimated magnitude-6.0 earthquake

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Transitions prepares to kick off ‘12 Days of Christmas’ event

State Gazette

Date: 11/19/2016 10:51:00 PM

Wednesday, Dec. 14: Four-man duck hunt at Reelfoot Lake, courtesy of Gray’s Camp; oil change/tire rotation/ balance, courtesy of Bentley’s Auto Repair; dinner for four at Lupo’s. Thursday, Dec. 15: $100 gift certificate to Save-A-Lot Foods

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Friends of Reelfoot Lake State Park

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Date: 11/16/2016 4:00:00 PM

Governor Bill Haslam has issued burn bans through Dec 15 in 51 Tennessee counties. Before you visit one of our parks, please check the specific park ...page at tnstateparks.com to see if there is a burn ban. Did you realize there are dozens of wildfires

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• Surface Area: 15,500 Acres
Reelfoot Lake is a shallow natural lake located in the northwest portion of Tennessee. Much of it is more of a swamp, with bayou-like ditches connecting basins, the largest of which is called Blue Basin. Reelfoot Lake is noted for its bald cypress trees and its nesting pairs of bald eagles, and is the site of Reelfoot Lake State Park.

Since 1930 water levels in the lake have been somewhat regulated by the construction and operation of a spillway at the southern end of the lake.

Until 2003, Reelfoot was the world's only legal commercial fishery for crappie, which was served in restaurants located near the shore.

The lake is said to be named for a legendary Indian chief who had a deformed foot and was called "Reelfoot" by the white settlers, but this is yet to be proven. In Irvin S. Cobb's story "Fishhead," written in 1911, it was claimed that the lake "[took] its name from a fancied resemblance in its outline to the splay, reeled foot of a cornfield negro."
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