French Broad River

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French Broad River,

210 mi (338 km) long, rising in the Blue Ridge Mts., W N.C., and flowing N and then NW to Knoxville, E Tenn., where it joins with the Holston to form the Tennessee River. The French Broad River was an important settlers' route from the southeast coastal states into Tennessee during the colonial period. On the river is Douglas Dam, part of the Tennessee Valley AuthorityTennessee Valley Authority
(TVA), independent U.S. government corporate agency, created in 1933 by act of Congress; it is responsible for the integrated development of the Tennessee River basin.
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, forming Lake Douglas, which is used for flood control.
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tanasi in the French Broad River. Fish were collected with a backpack electrofishing unit with a stationary seine (4.6 by 1.2 m, 0.64 cm mesh) located approximately 6.1 m downstream.
Down the hill, in the warehouse zone along the French Broad River, RAD is as much an attitude as an acronym for this colorful artist district.
This Fall the team will conduct an extensive workshop, for aspiring authors of creative nonfiction, concentrating on the accurate depiction of history in the area of the French Broad River Valley.
On Action Saturday, citizens rolled up their shirt sleeves to participate in 14 hands-on sustainability projects around the city, including installing a green roof and rainwater catchment system at Isaac Dickson Elementary, building a cob tool shed at Vance Elementary, removing invasive planes and trash from the French Broad River, constructing a living willow structure at the YWCA, and working with youth to weatherize homes and churches on Burton Street.
The opening session of the seminar, "The State of the French Broad River Basin" was attended by all participants.
The river flows southwesterly for 228.4 km to the confluence with the French Broad River at Knoxville, Knox County, where they form the Tennessee River.
The Aquarium's current project to spawn and rear lake sturgeon for reintroduction into a portion of the species' former range, the lower French Broad River in Tennessee, demonstrates the long-term commitment of the Aquarium to aid in the conservation of southeastern native fish.
Wedged between the railroad tracks and the French Broad River, artist studios, businesses, and galleries populate mills and warehouses dating to the early 1900s.
Being on the team of folks that put together a grant to study 1-26 to seek a better bridge and site design for the area of the connector at the French Broad River was very fulfilling.
Kids love swinging in the hammocks and running around at open locations, breweries, and venues along the banks of the French Broad River. Asheville's breweries welcome the whole family, including kids.