Chickamauga Lake


Lake Level
681.50 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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1,000 Juvenile Lake Sturgeon Released Back Into Ancestral Waters

Date: 9/18/2018 10:13:00 AM

Their release into the Tennessee River further swells the ranks of more than 179,000 Lake Sturgeon that have been reintroduced to the Tennessee River since 2000. This weekend, representatives from the

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Head Outdoors for National Public Lands Day in the Tennessee River Valley

The Business Journals

Date: 9/18/2018 3:41:00 AM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Tennessee River Valley is filled with some of America's most beautiful public lands. Each year, one day is set aside for visitors to visit pu

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Painting the history of Old Town

Decatur Daily

Date: 9/16/2018 10:10:00 PM

Using water from the Tennessee River, Frances Tate set out on a mission given to her by God — to capture the history and heritage of Old Town through art. “This project is not about me. I’m just the v

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Lawsuit claims 3M dumped dangerous chemicals into Tennessee River


Date: 9/16/2018 1:48:00 PM

A new lawsuit from a Lawrence County woman battling cancer claims 3M knowingly dumped dangerous chemical compounds into the Tennessee River from its Decatur plant. Deanna Arnold filed the lawsuit last

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Lawsuit: 3M knew chemicals were toxic

Decatur Daily

Date: 9/15/2018 10:10:00 PM

3M Co. has known for more than 35 years that chemicals it discharged into the Tennessee River were toxic, and for more than 14 years that treatment plants were not removing the chemicals from drinking

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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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