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Pictures of the French Broad River near Newport, Tennessee

A view of the gage surrounded by kudzu
A view of the gage (the concrete tower in the right middleground) surrounded by kudzu. Kudzu is a vine imported into the southeast United States originally to control erosion. It is very aggressive and has taken over some areas.

View downstream from highway bridge
View downstream from highway bridge, looking toward Douglas Lake (a TVA lake).

View upstream
View upstream with the Appalachian Mountains just visible in the background. The river gage is in the right middleground.