Chickamauga Lake


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681.90 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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Man who died during Ironman Chattanooga 70.3 remembered as 'beautiful person'

Times Free Press

Date: 5/23/2016 11:30:00 PM

He was swimming in the Tennessee River, the first leg of the Ironman Chattanooga 70.3, when he began to struggle early in the event. A spokesperson for the Ironman said Sunday that emergency workers pulled an athlete from the water and administered CPR on

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Summer nature writing course offered at Ijams Nature Center

Daily Times

Date: 5/23/2016 9:04:00 PM

“I am excited to be partnering with Ijams in order to offer an enriching, in-depth experience within a 300-acre wildlife habitat along the Tennessee River,” said Haworth. “The course will be both an inward and an outward journey for

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Lawsuit filed over contaminated Tennessee River water; water authority works on a solution


Date: 5/23/2016 8:55:00 PM

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Environmental Protection Agency put out health advisories, saying two contaminates, PFOA and PFOS, found in the water from the Tennessee River are putting consumers at risk. As of Monday night, only two water systems in the

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Soddy Daisy Angler wins Big Bass Tour on Chickamauga

WRCB 3 Chattanooga

Date: 5/23/2016 5:53:00 PM

Dayton, Tn (WRCB) - The Big Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Tour presented by Huk Performance Fishing was held on Chickamauga Lake May 21st through the 22nd. Beautiful weather and a chance to win a part of the over $100,000 guaranteed money and prizes brought over

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Competitor dies in Chattanooga’s Ironman triathlon


Date: 5/23/2016 5:31:00 PM

Race spokeswoman Ellie Seifert tells media outlets that an athlete required medical attention during the 2.4-mile swim portion of Sunday’s event and Hamilton County emergency crews pulled him from the Tennessee River. “We are deeply saddened to confirm

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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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