Chickamauga Lake


Lake Level
676.92 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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Obituary: George Pierce Massengale

News Tribune

Date: 12/5/2016 10:33:00 PM

He was interested in the history of the St. Louis and Tennessee River Packet Company, a steamboat line started and run by his grandfather, Captain John E. Massengale. George is survived by two brothers: Robert (Betty Jo) Massengale of Jefferson City

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Agency: Young children, infants face greatest risk from tainted water

Decatur Daily

Date: 12/5/2016 10:23:00 PM

Those two chemicals are at the heart of a federal lawsuit brought by the water authority against 3M Co., its subsidiary Dyneon LLC, and Daikin America Inc. over contamination of the authority’s drinking water, which comes from the Tennessee River

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Sky Harbor Court hotel, among Chattanooga's oldest inns, sold to undisclosed buyer

Times Free Press

Date: 12/5/2016 3:37:00 PM

The hotel, which was built before construction of Interstate 24, remained in the same family for over 50 years and has included from seven to 12 rooms at various times, each overlooking the Moccasin Bend turn in the Tennessee River. Sky Harbor Court was

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Benson Wood: The Early Years

The edn Effingham Daily News

Date: 12/5/2016 2:22:00 PM

The Army was on the move during the next several weeks as the soldiers marched to Bowling Gree, and then through Nashville, Franklin and Columbia to Savannah on the Tennessee River. The 34th arrived at Pittsburgh Landing, April 7, 1862, where it was hotly

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Are You Rigging Your Worms Right?


Date: 12/4/2016 9:06:00 PM

“It really gives a lot of flash and that’s productive, especially if you’re in very fertile lakes like Falcon, the Tennessee River lakes, the upper end of Toledo Bend where you have a little bit of stain in the water, but the fish still get offshore

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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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