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Nashville weather: Severe thunderstorm warnings issued Sunday afternoon

The Tennessean

Date: 6/17/2018 5:16:00 PM

At least three severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in the Nashville area on Sunday afternoon, mirroring the hot and stormy weather pattern that Nashvillians were treated to throughout the weekend. The National Weather Service issued a pair of

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Nashville hits the hottest day of the year on Saturday, little relief forecast Sunday

The Tennessean

Date: 6/16/2018 4:26:00 PM

Storms were starting to pop up in the Nashville area about 5:45 p.m., including one near Franklin and another near Percy Priest Lake. Franklin storm S of downtown, drifting S, torrential rain at Carnton Plantation. Storm may grow, anyone in Franklin may

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Gone fishing with two Blue Raiders


Date: 6/9/2018 9:00:00 AM

Fog filled the air while a thin film covered the murky-green water of J. Percy Priest Lake. As the clock struck seven, a silver Ford sedan followed by an F150 rolled into the parking lot of the Fate Sanders boat ramp in Smyrna. As the pickup circled toward

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Montgomery wins CCBA on Percy Priest

The Lebanon Democrat

Date: 5/23/2018 6:43:00 AM

Bryan Montgomery of Lebanon won the Cedar City Bass Anglers’ tournament on Percy Priest Lake out of Fate Sanders Marina last Saturday. He used a jig on ledges to reel in 19.36 pounds. Jeffrey Johnson of Franklin was second with 13.9 pounds using a jig

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Swimming Safety in Rutherford County


Date: 5/22/2018 5:40:00 PM

With the outdoor SportsCom pool opening Monday and multiple lakegoers headed to Percy Priest Lake this weekend, it is key to remember swimming safety. Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and summertime is swimming time for many Tennesseans

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• River: Stones River
• Length: 213 Miles
• Surface Area: 14,200 Acres
• Volume: 202,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 892 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 29 Feet
Percy Priest Lake is a reservoir in north central Tennessee. It is formed by J. Percy Priest Dam, located about 10 miles east of downtown Nashville. The lake and dam are named for Congressman Percy Priest.The dam project was first authorized by an act of Congress approved on July 2, 1958. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project was completed in 1967.

The Natural Resource Management Office maintains three campgrounds, eleven day-use/picnic areas, and twelve boat launching ramps. There are also six marinas located on the lake.
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