Clinch River

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The Clinch River rises near Tazewell, Virginia, and flows southwest for more than 300 mi through the Great Appalachian Valley, gathering various tributaries, including the Powell River, before joining the Tennessee River in Kingston, Tennessee.wikipedia
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Tazewell, Virginia

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The Clinch River rises near Tazewell, Virginia, and flows southwest for more than 300 mi through the Great Appalachian Valley, gathering various tributaries, including the Powell River, before joining the Tennessee River in Kingston, Tennessee.
Named Jeffersonville until 1892, Tazewell was developed near the headwaters of the Clinch River.

Norris Dam

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The Clinch River is dammed twice: by Norris Dam, the first dam built by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA); and by the Melton Hill Dam, the only TVA dam with a navigation lock that is not located on the main channel of the Tennessee River. Tributaries entering the Clinch River below Norris Dam but above Melton Hill Dam include Coal Creek, Hinds Creek, Bull Run Creek, and Beaver Creek. Norris Dam and Norris Lake on the Clinch River flooded one of the other areas of mussel near Young's Island.
Norris Dam is a hydroelectric and flood control structure located on the Clinch River in Anderson County and Campbell County, Tennessee, United States.

Melton Hill Dam

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The Clinch River is dammed twice: by Norris Dam, the first dam built by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA); and by the Melton Hill Dam, the only TVA dam with a navigation lock that is not located on the main channel of the Tennessee River. Tributaries entering the Clinch River below Norris Dam but above Melton Hill Dam include Coal Creek, Hinds Creek, Bull Run Creek, and Beaver Creek.
Melton Hill Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Clinch River just south of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States.

Coal Creek (Clinch River tributary)

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Tributaries entering the Clinch River below Norris Dam but above Melton Hill Dam include Coal Creek, Hinds Creek, Bull Run Creek, and Beaver Creek.
Coal Creek is a tributary of the Clinch River in Tennessee, approximately 10.3 mi long.

Beaver Creek (Tennessee)

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Tributaries entering the Clinch River below Norris Dam but above Melton Hill Dam include Coal Creek, Hinds Creek, Bull Run Creek, and Beaver Creek.
Beaver Creek is a tributary of the Clinch River in Knox County in East Tennessee.

Tennessee River

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The Clinch River rises near Tazewell, Virginia, and flows southwest for more than 300 mi through the Great Appalachian Valley, gathering various tributaries, including the Powell River, before joining the Tennessee River in Kingston, Tennessee.
Through much of the 19th century, the Tennessee River was considered to start at the mouth of Clinch River (at Kingston).

Powell Mountain

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The Clinch and Powell River drainage basins are separated by Powell Mountain.
It separates the Clinch River basin and the Powell River basin of Powell Valley.

Poplar Creek (Tennessee)

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Poplar Creek enters the river below the Melton Hill Dam.
Poplar Creek is a tributary of the Clinch River in Anderson and Roane counties in East Tennessee.

Kingston, Tennessee

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The Clinch River rises near Tazewell, Virginia, and flows southwest for more than 300 mi through the Great Appalachian Valley, gathering various tributaries, including the Powell River, before joining the Tennessee River in Kingston, Tennessee.
The town is situated at the confluence of the Clinch, Emory, and Tennessee rivers.

Fort Southwest Point

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A peninsula located at the mouth of the Clinch River, called Southwest Point, was the site of an early frontier fort which has been recently reconstructed.
The Fort Southwest Point site is situated on a hill overlooking the confluence of the Tennessee River and the Clinch River.

Powell River (Tennessee River tributary)

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The Clinch River rises near Tazewell, Virginia, and flows southwest for more than 300 mi through the Great Appalachian Valley, gathering various tributaries, including the Powell River, before joining the Tennessee River in Kingston, Tennessee.
It drains approximately 954 square miles (2,471 km 2 ) in both Virginia and Tennessee before reaching its confluence with the Clinch River in the Norris Lake reservoir at the site of the town of Grantsboro.

Ohio River

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However, research completed in 2017 instead concludes that the Miami-Illinois name Mosopeleacipi ("river of the Mosopelea" tribe) was first applied to what is now called the Ohio River.
Originally applied just to the Ohio River, the "Pelisipi" name later was variously applied back and forth between the Ohio River and the Clinch River in Virginia and Tennessee.

Wise County, Virginia

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The Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center, another coal-fired power plant that began operations in 2012, is a few miles away outside St. Paul in Wise County, Virginia.
Cherokee and Shawnee hunting parties fought a protracted battle at the headwaters of the Clinch River for two days in the summer of 1786, a victory for the Cherokee although losses were heavy on both sides.

Mosopelea

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However, research completed in 2017 instead concludes that the Miami-Illinois name Mosopeleacipi ("river of the Mosopelea" tribe) was first applied to what is now called the Ohio River.
Shortened in the Shawnee language, the name evolved to "Pelisipi" or "Pellissippi" and was also later applied to what is now called the Clinch River in Virginia and Tennessee.)

Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash slurry spill

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In 2008, a large release of fly ash from the TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant deposited 2.6 million pounds of fly ash in the lower section of the river below the confluence of the Emory River.
The coal-fired power plant, located across the Clinch River from the city of Kingston, uses ponds to dewater the fly ash, a byproduct of coal combustion, which is then stored in ponds.

Emory River

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In 2008, a large release of fly ash from the TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant deposited 2.6 million pounds of fly ash in the lower section of the river below the confluence of the Emory River.
It flows for just over 46 mi from its source near Frozen Head State Park to its mouth along the Clinch River at Kingston, Tennessee.

Mitchell Map

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In fact, the Mitchell Map (1755–1757) labels a tributary of the "Pelisipi River" as "Clinch's River".

Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center

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The Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center, another coal-fired power plant that began operations in 2012, is a few miles away outside St. Paul in Wise County, Virginia.
The use of coal gob has removed hazardous waste sites from 1907, the Hurricane Creek gob pile, which put the Clinch River at risk.

Big Ridge State Park

The park consists of 3687 acre on the southern shore of the Norris Reservoir, an impoundment of the Clinch River created by the completion of Norris Dam in 1936.

Norris Dam State Park

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The park is situated along the shores of Norris Lake, an impoundment of the Clinch River created by the completion of Norris Dam in 1936.

St. Paul, Virginia

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The Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center, another coal-fired power plant that began operations in 2012, is a few miles away outside St. Paul in Wise County, Virginia.

Norris Lake (Tennessee)

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Norris Dam and Norris Lake on the Clinch River flooded one of the other areas of mussel near Young's Island.
The lake was created by the Norris Dam at the Cove Creek Site on the Clinch River in 1936 by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for flood control, water storage, and hydroelectric power.

Clinton, Tennessee

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The Clinch River above Clinton, Tennessee (tailwaters of Norris Dam) is stocked with rainbow trout and brown trout by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Clinton is located at 36.10472°N, -84.12861°W (36.104772, −84.128487), along the Clinch River, immediately downstream from a point where the southwestward-flowing river bends sharply to the northeast before wrapping around Lost Ridge and continuing again toward the southwest.

Guest River

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The Guest River is a short tributary of the Clinch River in southwestern Virginia in the United States.

Dominion Energy

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It is owned by Dominion Virginia Power.
High levels of mercury emitted from the plant, which is controlled by activated carbon injection to reduce the emissions, as well as a fly ash dump near the Clinch River (a source of drinking water) are also of concern.