Chickamauga Lake


Lake Level
682.31 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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Deceased man found in Tennessee River in Florence


Date: 8/23/2019 9:25:00 PM

FLORENCE, Ala. (WAFF) - Florence police are investigating a dead body found in the Tennessee River Thursday evening. Police say they got a call at about 6:20 p.m. that a fisherman at McFarland Park

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Police identify man found dead in Tennessee River

Date: 8/23/2019 8:42:00 PM

Police have identified a man found dead on the Tennessee River late Thursday as 51-year-old Walter J. Bailey of Florence. A fisherman found the body floating near McFarland Park in Florence, said Sgt

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Search underway for missing person in Tennessee River in Sheffield


Date: 8/23/2019 3:38:00 PM

COLBERT COUNTY (WAFF) - Police in Sheffield are searching for a person who disappeared in the Tennessee River at Riverfront Park early Friday. Crews say they got a call around 3 a.m. that a man was

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Walter Bailey identified as body floating in Tennessee River


Date: 8/23/2019 1:03:00 PM

Florence Police Department officials in Alabama identified a body floating in the Tennessee River as Walter Bailey. Bailey, 51, of Florence, was spotted floating by a fisherman near the McFarland Park

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Body found floating in Tennessee River in Florence identified


Date: 8/23/2019 12:07:00 PM

FLORENCE, Ala. - A fisherman spotted something suspicious in the water at McFarland Park campground and called the police. The Florence Police Department dive team and the Florence Fire and Rescue

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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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