Chickamauga Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
682.52 FEET
7/13/2020
Full Pool: 683.0
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Tennessee RiverLine trail project takes next step with RiverTowns

10 News

Date: 7/7/2020 9:32:00 PM

There's a big idea flowing through the Tennessee Valley to create a 652-mile system of trails on land and water to connect communities on the Tennessee River

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EPA awards state over $2 million to fight Tennessee River pollution

10 News

Date: 7/7/2020 8:31:00 PM

The EPA said the grant is aimed at preventing pollution in clean waterbodies, and reducing the number of polluted waterbodies

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Towboat carrying old Coca-Cola Stage hits I-24 bridge in Marion County

WRCB

Date: 7/7/2020 2:27:00 PM

Sheriff Bo Burnett tells Channel 3, the stage hit the Tennessee River Bridge that crosses I-24 West. Sheriff Burnett says the impact caused the stage to collapse. Sheriff Burnett says TDOT crews are

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Chick Code Finally Cracked

BassFan

Date: 7/7/2020 12:12:00 PM

That is, until you crack the code on that particular body of water. Chickamauga and other Tennessee River fisheries have always been those lakes for me. I’ve always made poor decisions and felt like

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Body found in Tennessee River near Decatur

al.com

Date: 7/7/2020 9:44:00 AM

A body was found in the Tennessee River near the Port of Decatur this morning, the authorities said. A person working in the port area saw what appeared to be a body around 7:20 a.m. and called police

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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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