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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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Metro's Office Of Emergency Management Uses K9s For Recovery Exercise


Date: 5/20/2018 4:23:00 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro's Office of Emergency Management conducted a training exercise with its search and rescue K9 team at Percy Priest Lake. Sunday afternoon, OEM volunteers demonstrated a body recovery exercise and explained how the dogs use their

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Boaters Rescued From Percy Priest Lake


Date: 5/16/2018 5:03:00 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Three boaters had to be rescued after they ran into some problems on Percy Priest Lake early Wednesday morning. Metro Nashville Fire Department was called to the area of Smith Spring Dock at about midnight. Three men went out on a

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TWRA Urges Boating Safety


Date: 5/15/2018 6:48:00 AM

Headed to Percy Priest lake this weekend? Even though boating season is just starting to get underway, Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency has already seen some accidents, according to TWRA officer Jeff Webb. Webb said some of the common causes of boating

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Metro Police identify Percy Priest Lake drowning victim

The Tennessean

Date: 5/13/2018 1:57:00 PM

Metro Police have identified a man whose body was found late Friday night in Percy Priest Lake after a search and recovery effort. The body of 19-year-old Corey Polk Jr. was recovered by an Office of Emergency Management diver 45 yards from shore in 8 feet

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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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