Chickamauga Lake


Lake Level
682.17 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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A man, a dog and a canoe; Murray native Trevathan reflects on latest Tennessee River canoe trip

Murray Ledger & Times

Date: 6/21/2018 12:32:00 AM

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Murray native Kim Trevathan just proved that age is only a number. Twenty years ago, when he was 40, Trevathan took a canoe the entire 650-plus miles of the Tennessee River, going downstream from where the river starts at Knoxville

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Loss of mooring cell impacting river economy

Decatur Daily

Date: 6/20/2018 10:15:00 PM

Commercial traffic on the Tennessee River in Decatur has been slowed because of a lack of funding to replace a key mooring cell — a river structure used for securing barges during unloading and loading. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineering shut down two

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Guntersville Dam - a cool tour

Date: 6/20/2018 12:45:00 PM

In the 1930's TVA built several dams to make use of the mighty Tennessee River to power eastern Tennessee and north Alabama. Construction of the Guntersville Dam began in 1935 and was completed in 1939. The dam is 94 feet high and stretches 3,979 feet

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Bluff View Art District

U.S. News Travel

Date: 6/19/2018 5:16:00 PM

Situated atop a bluff overlooking the Tennessee River and downtown Chattanooga, this district is barely a neighborhood, it stretches across just 1½ blocks. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in character. Lush vines hug buildings, public works of

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Dead bass numbers rise with the temperature


Date: 6/19/2018 10:03:00 AM

Jolley admits, however, that the popularity and intense bass fishing pressure on Chickamauga Lake is of some concern. So far, however, Jolley says their research and data is showing no ill effect. "When or if our data shows some reduction or changes in

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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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