Chickamauga Lake


Lake Level
681.19 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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Bryan College anglers impressive in tournament

Times Free Press

Date: 9/28/2016 9:19:00 PM

Home-water advantage doesn't pay off as often as some might expect in bass tournaments, but it certainly did last Saturday on Chickamauga Lake in the FLW College Fishing Southeastern event conducted from Dayton Boat Dock. Two University of Tennessee at

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Tennessee River Rescue rides again

Times Free Press

Date: 9/28/2016 9:09:00 PM

Volunteers will wade into a mess of other people's making Saturday, Oct. 1, for the Tennessee River Rescue. But when they're done pulling out tires, plastic bottles and tons of other trash, the banks of the Tennessee River and some of its tributaries will

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Traffic restriction in place on U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter

Date: 9/28/2016 7:24:00 PM

A lane restriction has been placed on the U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter, and it's expected to be in place through Thursday or Friday, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. KYTC says the restriction will let crews perform

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Traffic restricted along Ledbetter bridge

Date: 9/28/2016 3:37:00 PM

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has placed a work zone lane restriction on the US 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter. The lane restriction is to allow corrective work on wiring for roadway lighting on the bridge. The work is

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Yelena Zakin, Andrew Pakhomov: ID’s ‘Betrayed’ — Missing Wife Found Dead in Tennessee River Killed By Physics Professor

The Inquisitr

Date: 9/28/2016 1:05:00 PM

Yelena Zakin, an Alabama woman, was murdered and found floating in the Tennessee River 10 years ago. She was killed by her husband, UAH professor Dr. Andrew Pakhomov. Her life and death will be covered on Investigation Discovery’s true crime documentary

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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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