Reelfoot Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
11.21 FEET
10/27/2015
Full Pool: 283.0
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Directions of the Heart and Life

jerfireandhammer.wordpress.com

Date: 3/21/2017 2:57:00 AM

In the early 1800’s [1811-1812] the Mississippi River flowed backwards for a period of 10-24 hours filling, forming the Reelfoot lake. Even streams as massive as the Mississippi can be changed by the hand of God; so too can a king’s heart. Examples of

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Bluegrass & Backroads: During the winter, Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge is really for the birds

KY Forward

Date: 3/20/2017 10:35:00 PM

Reelfoot Lake spans southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee and is home to thousands of birds, and the Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge. Winter is one of the best seasons to see hundreds of thousands of birds — eagles, ducks and geese primarily

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Bluegrass & Backroads: During the winter, Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge is really for the birds

nkytribune.com

Date: 3/19/2017 10:00:00 PM

Reelfoot Lake spans southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee and is home to thousands of birds, and the Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge. Winter is one of the best seasons to see hundreds of thousands of birds — eagles, ducks and geese primarily

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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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ENJOYING NATURE: Things that make me smile naturally

Crossville Chronicle

Date: 3/15/2017 9:11:00 AM

I would bet that the large majority of people in the U.S. have never seen a bald eagle in the wild. You can go to Alaska or even to Reelfoot lake in Tennessee to spot eagles, but how many people live where bald eagles are spotted regularly like here in

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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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