Chickamauga Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
682.20 FEET
4/26/2017
Full Pool: 683.0
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Flooding potential won't stop festival

Times Daily

Date: 4/25/2017 11:11:00 PM

FLORENCE -- The Tennessee River is expected to crest about 1 foot above flood level at Florence this week, but should not interfere with Saturday's Smoke on the Water Festival. That news had event coordinator Jeff McDaniel breathing a sigh of relief

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News 12 Then: Fishing for the new Tennessee Aquarium

WDEF

Date: 4/25/2017 1:46:00 PM

In this story, Anchor Dan Howell shows us that some of the Aquarium’s fish came from nearby Chickamauga Lake, Polk County, and some from as far away as Russia. (Yes, that is the same Dan Howell who is now a state representative in Bradley

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The Local: ChrisP draws out jazz, ragtime noise from classic hip-hop influences on new song

Nooga

Date: 4/25/2017 7:05:00 AM

The hip-hop atmosphere in Chattanooga seems imbued with a particular melodic spontaneity that allows musicians to work from inside their personal influences while also absorbing the unpredictable movements and rhythms that blow in off the Tennessee River

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AL Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WAAY-TV

Date: 4/25/2017 2:45:00 AM

Tennessee River AT Florence affecting Colbert and Lauderdale the Tennessee River AT Florence. * until Saturday afternoon. * At 3 AM Tuesday the stage was 16.1 feet and rising. * Flood Stage is 18.0 feet. * Minor Flooding is forecast

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Warning: Flooding possible this week

Times Daily

Date: 4/24/2017 10:58:00 PM

A flood warning is in effect for the Tennessee River at Florence, as the river is expected to rise above flood stage beginning Wednesday morning. The river is expected to crest at 20.3 feet by Friday morning, according to a warning issued by the National

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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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