Chickamauga Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
676.83 FEET
11/27/2020
Full Pool: 683.0
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Small earthquake strikes just south of Huntsville on Halloween

al.com on MSN.com

Date: 11/2/2020 8:12:59 AM

A magnitude 2.6 earthquake struck just south of the Tennessee river, about three miles from Redstone Arsenal and 15 miles from Huntsville Saturday evening

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Decatur native purchases McEntire House; new era begins for city's second-oldest home

Decatur Daily

Date: 10/31/2020 10:20:00 PM

Three years ago, when the second-oldest home in Decatur was put on the market, a local historian began holding his breath that the new owner would preserve the heritage and

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Take Two: Bassmaster Elite Pros Finally Headed To Lake Fork For Texas Fest

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Date: 10/31/2020 10:03:00 PM

Lee Livesay of Longview is someone else to watch. Livesay won the last Elite series tournament on Chickamauga Lake and has guided on Fork. However, historically the pros seldom win on their home

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Traveling Safely to the Tennessee River Valley During the Holidays

Benzinga.com

Date: 10/30/2020 9:00:00 PM

The COVID pandemic has impacted travel across the Tennessee Valley, with visitors traveling by car, RVs, and motorcycles

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Bryan College's Sands And Dimauro Finish With Dominant Win At Bassmaster College National Championship

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 10/30/2020 5:00:00 PM

With over a 15-pound lead heading into the final day of the Carhartt Bassmaster College National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops at the Harris Chain of Lakes, the Bryan College duo of Cole

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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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