Chickamauga Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
677.91 FEET
2/26/2017
Full Pool: 683.0
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Logo unveiled for bicentennial

Times Daily

Date: 2/25/2017 10:50:00 PM

The logo for the 2018 observance was unveiled last week. It features O'Neal Bridge spanning the Tennessee River, which designers say symbolizes a bridging of the past and present. "We're going to start in March with a birthday celebration, then highlight

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TVA shaped Decatur's future

Decatur Daily

Date: 2/25/2017 10:31:00 PM

Today, cargo freely moves up and down the Tennessee River through the Tennessee Valley. Anglers cast their lines in hopes of landing a trophy fish or even that night’s dinner. Industries line the river providing hundreds of jobs to the local economy

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Court gives preliminary approval to Daikin settlement of water claims

Decatur Daily

Date: 2/24/2017 10:18:00 PM

The lawsuit arose from claims that 3M Co., Dyneon LLC and Daikin discharged industrial chemicals from their Decatur plants that ended up in the Tennessee River and ultimately contaminated West Morgan-East Lawrence drinking water. The members of the class

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Judge allows $5 million settlement between Daikin Company and water authority

WAAY-TV

Date: 2/24/2017 7:22:00 PM

This was part of the lawsuit brought against Daikin, 3M and Dyneon last year for allowing the chemicals PFOA and PFOS into the Tennessee River, which can lead to health problems. $4 million will be used to reimburse the water authority for the cost of

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Preliminary Knox County middle school rezoning plan would affect 6 other schools

WATE

Date: 2/24/2017 6:18:00 PM

Most students who live north of the Tennessee River and are currently zoned to South-Doyle Middle would be rezoned to Vine Middle. Parts of the current Carter and Holston Middle zones would also be rezoned to Vine. Students on Boyd’s Bridge Pike from the

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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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