Chickamauga Lake


Lake Level
679.01 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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Medal of Honor Heritage Center project bigger than originally projected

Times Free Press

Date: 10/22/2016 9:02:00 PM

Coolidge Park, located on the north shore of the Tennessee River, was established in 1999 in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Charles Coolidge. The project initially called for a 6,800-square-foot, two-story building to honor Coolidge and other Medal of

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Volunteers sought for Trash for Treats project on Marion's Riverwalk

Southwest Virginia Updated Daily

Date: 10/21/2016 1:28:00 PM

The Upper Tennessee River Roundtable will conduct a Trash for Treats event at the Marion Riverwalk on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. Volunteers will receive a treat bag for picking up a bag of litter

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First new nuclear power plant in U.S. in 20 years goes online

Date: 10/21/2016 1:18:00 PM

In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic

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Tour sailing museums Nina and Pinta at Volunteer Landing


Date: 10/21/2016 12:50:00 AM

On Thursday, replicas of the Pinta and the Nina, two of the ships commanded by Christopher Columbus when he sailed to America in 1492, sailed up the Tennessee River. The ships docked near Calhoun's on the River in downtown Knoxville and are open to the

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Five Public Hunting Hotspots in the Mississippi Flyway

Date: 10/20/2016 10:15:00 AM

Other good bets on the Tennessee River include Wheeler Lake in the vicinity of Wheeler NWR near Decatur, Alabama; grassy flats and bays on Guntersville Lake; and Chickamauga Lake near Chattanooga, Tennessee, especially around the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge

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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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