Chickamauga Lake


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681.90 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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Rescue crews searching Tennessee River in South Knoxville for person who might have jumped in

10 News

Date: 9/17/2019 11:42:00 PM

Knox County rescue crews are searching for a person who possibly jumped into the Tennessee River in South Knoxville. Crews with the Knoxville Fire Department, Knoxville Police Department and Knox

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Crews search for man in Tennessee River

WATE 6 On Your Side

Date: 9/17/2019 7:00:00 PM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – First responders with Knoxville Fire Department and Knoxville Police Department were at the scene of a reported drowning Tuesday night. The call came in just before 8 p.m. of

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UPDATE: 'Mysterious' substance in Tennessee River determined to be algae


Date: 9/17/2019 6:51:00 AM

UPDATE: Chattanooga Fire Department Special Operations personnel determined the substance found Monday in the Tennessee River was a form of algae and not an environmental hazard. PREVIOUS STORY: The

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Cooper: Sorting out water crisis

Times Free Press

Date: 9/16/2019 9:05:00 PM

Blessed by the Tennessee River and expansive Chickamauga Lake, many residents served by Tennessee American Water Co. nevertheless did not have access to clean water over the last several days because

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Chattanooga Fire Department Responds To Possible Substance Spill In The Tennessee River

Date: 9/16/2019 12:10:00 PM

The Chattanooga Fire Department was called to Ross’s Landing Monday afternoon to investigate a murky substance in the water. The call came in as a spill on the Tennessee River near the ... (click for

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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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