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This report will be short and sweet. With inclement weather keeping us well outside the operating guide yet again, flood stage water is the hand we have been dealt for the foreseeable future. There are brief glimmers of hope that present themselves, perhaps just enough to scare off spells of imminent depression.  

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This week’s report will largely mirror what I have talked about for the past several weeks. We are seeing high water on the Clinch river below Norris Dam during the week and on Saturdays. Sunday will likely present a wadable window in the morning with generation beginning at 10am. The additional sluice of 3,500 cfs on the clinch is bumping the one generator flow up to 7,500 cfs. This is a lot of water compared to standard flows but I can say from experience that the fishing is not suffering because of it. 

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Weekday flows are consistently high right now on our local tailwaters. We have been experiencing a large additional sluice added to the generation on the Clinch over the last several days, but the prediction chart suggests that they will be backing off for the weekend. I would imagine they will run water all day on Saturday with a good flow for floating, and may offer a wading window on Sunday morning followed by generation. resizeimage 2

At this point it is likely obvious to you that we have started yet another battle with high flows and weather. It looks like the Clinch will be running a lot of water for the near future, with an additional sluice added to the generation. Despite this, we still expect to see a rec flow this weekend so wading on Saturday and Sunday morning should be in the cards for tailwater anglers. This coming weekend is the last weekend of recreation flows on the TVA schedule, so it is in your best interest to get out and make the most of it!