Chickamauga Lake


Lake Level
682.04 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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Returning to 'Handy's' church

Times Daily

Date: 7/27/2016 10:29:00 PM

Williams Christopher Handy wrote in his autobiography about his hometown, "where the Tennessee River, like a silver snake, winds her way through the red clay hills." Handy, known as "Father of the Blues" was the grandson of the former pastor of what is now

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Fox Creek’s Hall signs fishing scholarship with SCAD


Date: 7/27/2016 5:35:00 PM

After that, Hall will head to Chickamauga Lake on the Tennessee River just north of Chattanooga, where he will start to practice for his first college bass tournament, a one-day event scheduled during a Forrest L. Wood (FLW) Tour tournament in September

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TVA lauded as Norris Dam turns 80

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 7/27/2016 3:49:00 PM

Our association celebrates with TVA the 80th anniversary of the construction of Norris Dam and commends TVA on eight decades of providing citizens of the Tennessee River Valley with clean, reliable and affordable hydroelectricity. Norris Dam's construction

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Local teachers develop STEM curriculum through Corps externships

United States Army

Date: 7/26/2016 11:48:00 AM

and environmental stewardship for the Cumberland-Tennessee River systems. Carol Haynes, Nashville District Equal Employment Opportunity chief; Allison Walker, natural resources specialist; Rob Baulsir, mechanical engineer and STEM Program coordinator

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Aiken man drowns while kayaking in Tennessee river

Aiken Standard

Date: 7/26/2016 1:12:00 AM

An Aiken man died Saturday after he drowned Saturday in a Cocke County, Tennessee, river. An incident report, provided by the Cocke County Sheriff’s Department, said Richard William Arceneaux, of the 700 block of Crossroads Park, went kayaking on

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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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