Reelfoot Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
11.21 FEET
10/27/2015
Full Pool: 283.0
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Farm Press and no-till: Partners through the years

Farm Press

Date: 9/11/2018 12:54:00 PM

“They called it TNT for the Tennessee No-Till Team Approach,” says Bradley, who worked with McCutchen while he was an Extension agent in Tiptonville, and with scientists from the University of Kentuck

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Salty Dog Festival highlights the best-dressed pups of Goodlettsville

The Tennessean (Nashville)

Date: 9/10/2018 8:53:17 AM

Here’s a Better Stock to Buy The Motley Fool More from The Tennessean (Nashville) Digging up bones: Unearthing the past at Gray Fossil Site Corsair Distillery puts ‘Nashville in a bottle’ Stunning sce

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Stunning scenery greets visitors at Reelfoot Lake

The Tennessean

Date: 9/10/2018 8:43:00 AM

When it comes to earthquakes in the U.S., you probably think of California. But the New Madrid fault in West Tennessee rocked the state with a series of earthquakes between 1811 and 1812, producing th

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Digging up bones: Unearthing the past at Gray Fossil Site

The Tennessean (Nashville)

Date: 9/10/2018 8:16:58 AM

Here’s a Better Stock to Buy The Motley Fool More from The Tennessean (Nashville) Salty Dog Festival highlights the best-dressed pups of Goodlettsville Corsair Distillery puts ‘Nashville in a bottle’

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Bird’s Eye View

NWTN Today

Date: 8/31/2018 11:16:00 AM

BIRD’S-EYE VIEW — Years after its construction, the new spillway at Reelfoot Lake is finally operational, taking the place of its predecessor that was built in 1931 and has been deteriorating for deca

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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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