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TVA dealing with "extremely rare" amount of rain for July

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, TN (WBIR) -- TVA is working hard to control an excessive amount of water in East Tennessee.

Fort Loudoun Dam is spilling, currently moving 570,000 gallons per second. That amount of water would almost fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every second.  Even with those efforts, elevation is above 813.5 in Fort Loudoun, that's above the normal summer pool.

They're spilling water at Douglas Dam, and at dams all the way down the main stem of the Tennessee River.

At Douglas, officials say a campground is evacuated because of high water below the dam.

Read more from our NBC news partner WBIR.

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