Chickamauga Lake


Lake Level
678.52 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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Stir-crazy? Escape is nearby on these trails and greenways

Knox News

Date: 4/8/2020 3:02:00 AM

The trails wander around the old Mead's and Ross Marble Quarries. This trail is 3.57 miles, starting from Island Home Park, and winds along the banks of the Tennessee River, through the woods, has the

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BCSO: Man who tried to evade deputies in the Tennessee River found dead

10 News

Date: 4/7/2020 2:24:00 PM

FRIENDSVILLE, Tenn. — The Blount County Sheriff's Office said they have located the body of a man who disappeared into the Tennessee River more than a week ago after trying to evade deputies

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Man found dead in Tennessee River after running from Blount County deputies

Knox News

Date: 4/7/2020 9:02:00 AM

Man found dead in Tennessee River after running from Blount County deputies Crews recovered the body of Jordan Blake Wallace, of Friendsville, on Monday evening after a fisherman reported seeing a

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Blount County deputies recover body of missing man who entered river to evade arrest

WATE 6 On Your Side

Date: 4/7/2020 8:25:00 AM

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Blount County Sheriff’s Office has recovered the body of a man who went missing over a week ago when he jumped into the Tennessee River to avoid arrest. Sheriff James Lee

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Body of missing Blount County suspect found in Tennessee River

Knoxville WVLT-TV on

Date: 4/7/2020 8:16:26 AM

The body of a suspect who went missing after a chase in March was found in the Tennessee River. According to the Blount County Sheriff's Office, the body of Jordan Blake Wallace, 22, was found near

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• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 810 Miles
• Surface Area: 34,500 Acres
• Volume: 705,300 Acre Feet
• Length: 60 Miles
Chickamauga Lake is a reservoir along the Tennessee River created when the Chickamauga Dam, as part of the Tennessee Valley Authority, was completed in 1940. The lake stretches from Watts Bar Dam at mile 529.9 (853 km) to Chickamauga Dam at mile 471.0 (758 km) making the lake 58.9 miles (94.8 km) long. It borders Rhea County, Meigs County, and Hamilton County with 810 miles (1,303 km) of shoreline and two bridges crossing it at State Highway 60 and Highway 30. The lake is commonly used for recreational and outdoor activities, especially at the southern end, due to the high population density surrounding it. It was named after the Chickamauga (tribe) of Cherokees who used to live in the area.

The Hiwassee River flows into Chickamauga lake at Hiwassee Island, just north of the Highway 60 bridge at mile 500 (804.5 km).
Chickamauga Lake is immediately downstream from Watts Bar Lake and immediately upstream from Nickajack Lake.

Full pool for Chickamauga lake is 682 feet above sea level. The normal operating envelope is a level of approximately 676 ft through the end of March, rising steadily to full pool level of 682 feet by the middle of May. Then, full pool is maintained through the end of August, at which time the level drops steadily back down to 676 ft by the end of November. Actual lake levels vary due to weather conditions and power needs.
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