Chickamauga Lake


Lake Level
681.32 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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WaterWays Receives 2020 Outreach And Education Award From The Tennessee River Basin Network

Date: 9/27/2020 6:27:00 PM

A Chattanooga-based nonprofit received the 2020 Outreach and Education Award from the Tennessee River Basin Network (TRBN) at its annual meeting on Saturday. WaterWays, represented by Executive

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Chattanooga's Dixie Mercerizing added to National Register of Historic Places

Times Free Press

Date: 9/27/2020 10:35:00 AM

Longtime Chattanooga industrial resident Dixie Mercerizing Co.'s buildings and property on South Watkins Street, once forlorn and vacant, now have an official place in history as the site takes on a

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Drizzle & Fog Tonight, Early Sunday; Peeks Of Sun Sunday Afternoon


Date: 9/26/2020 7:24:00 PM

WGAL News 8 Storm Team Meteorologist Ethan Huston says winds from the southeast will keep the clouds fairly thick through the night and early Sunday with patchy drizzle, dense fog

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Tennessee River Litter Tournament set for Saturday morning in the Shoals


Date: 9/25/2020 8:30:00 PM

Saturday morning in the Shoals, folks will have the chance to pick up some trash to make some cash. The public is invited to come out to either McFarland Park in Florence or Riverfront Park in

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Tennessee forms commission to halt invasive Asian carp

WATE 6 On Your Side

Date: 9/25/2020 3:10:00 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed an executive order establishing the Asian Carp Advisory Commission. According to a news release, the group will provide advice on

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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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