Douglas is low, yet normal

Douglas Lake is among the group of East Tennessee lakes that is drawn down as we exit the summer and welcome the fall. Although the country has seen plenty of rain since early in the year, Douglas seems to be on par with normal conditions.

With the Appalachian mountains not far away and with the many rivers and streams that funnel into this fishery it can fill up quickly so when the temperatures get cooler the possibility of snow or a downpour of rain is high so precautions are always taken. We see this across the country as well with lakes that feature a quantity of docks. Homeowners often fix docks and the state works on bridges and such as well.

Although the lake is low, it's perfectly normal this week for anglers. Those hoping to make it up the river in aluminum boats hope the water doesn't drop tremendously because it would make their challenge even more challenging.