Chickamauga Lake


Lake Level
679.16 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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Decatur Daily

Date: 10/21/2017 10:01:00 PM

Fran Green, 71, and Helen Roan, 93, enjoy a stroll in Rhodes Ferry Park beside the Tennessee River on a crisp October morning. Both women are residents of Riverside Assisted Living, where they met, became friends and started walking together. The pair walk

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New technology allows researchers to safely use small birds to determine ecosystem's health

Times Free Press

Date: 10/21/2017 9:05:00 PM

State-of-the-art technology being used by Tennessee River Gorge Trust could give researchers much-needed data to study migratory patterns and determine the health of certain ecosystems. A nearly year-long study by the trust found a small species of bird

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Bright fall day ahead

WRCB 3 Chattanooga

Date: 10/20/2017 12:54:00 AM

The end of the work week is shaping up to be fabulous. Watch for steam fog this morning over bodies of water near the Chickamauga Lake and the Nickajack. Winds are very light today under 5 mph from the northeast. It will be slightly cooler this morning

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Caution urged as caravan working along I-24 overnight

Date: 10/19/2017 7:27:00 PM

REIDLAND, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a caravan will be working along Interstate 24 overnight between Reidland Exit 16 and the Tennessee River Bridge. The work zone is at the 31 mile marker. Workers will be out from 10 p.m. Thursday

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Don't miss the boat on these fall color cruises through the Tennessee River Gorge

Times Free Press

Date: 10/18/2017 9:03:00 PM

A cruise through the Tennessee River Gorge offers a closer perspective on its geography and wildlife any time of the year. But in mid to late October, the view becomes spectacular as Mother Nature splashes surrounding mountains in autumn's hues. 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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