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TVA shuts down barge traffic, opens flood gates as water rises

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After a deluge of nearly a foot of rainfall in parts of the Tennessee Valley over the past week, the Tennessee River has risen above flood stage in parts of northern Alabama and lake levels in TVA's upstream reservoirs have jumped by up to 20 feet — and could rise another 10 feet from rains predicted today through Wednesday.

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